Consultancy, Delivery & Information Governance

Carter Holmes are a small team with senior level consultancy skills, detailed technical skills and experienced project support. Although you may engage Andy to lead the foundation stages of a very complex major projects (drawing on his vast experience covering PFI/PPP, Total Facilities Management as well as the design, delivery and implementation of IT systems) Andy will draw upon the skills and experience within our team to produce any deliverables in the most effective and efficient manner we can.

Who Are We?

Carter Holmes Ltd was established in July 2007 and is jointly owned by Andy Carter and Lisa Holmes. It is primarily an IT consultancy and project company, however our clients and projects are extremely diverse, ranging from project managing vehicle builds for a small coachbuilder to defining the IT Strategy for a Community Interest Company delivering complex healthcare services. From strategic consulting, through innovative IT systems design, to delivering real business benefits and savings, we are passionate about the delivery of solutions that are user friendly and benefit staff in fulfilling their duties and the business in terms of return on investment and future proofing.

What do we do?

We seek to provide whatever service our clients may require and to provide it well, meeting or exceeding their objectives. We do this by understanding the business’ requirements and goals and translate these into the best solutions, ideas and tangible benefit to our customers through diverse and lateral thinking, the application of structured techniques and do so always within the boundary of common sense. We have real life experience of dealing with real life situations and scenarios – and we thrive on a challenge. Whether it is a large complex project, a complex stakeholder environment, or seemingly competing business requirements, we will define and scope what needs to be done and simply do it.

How do we do it?

We believe in the simplicity of approach, integrity, honesty and customer care and we also see it as our mission to look at things differently, plan sensibly and examine the risks practically. We are honest with our clients and are frank in our relationship with them. We will succeed to achieve whatever our customers require and will always do this to time and on budget. We approach all our engagements in the same way, whether it is producing an IT Strategy, defining a complex business need, delivering a major project, or working on a Bid. When our clients succeed we succeed and we always become ‘adopted’ members of staff rather than seen as the hired hands.

 

Ensuring bids and implementation projects have a focus on providing solutions in terms of ‘how’ rather than ‘what’ has ensured that Carter Holmes continue to deliver the required business benefits, as well as a working technical solution. This approach and our leadership has led to us increasingly being asked to direct the design and development of detailed business processes, i.e. a holistic solution rather than pure technological one, followed by the managing the business change using a combination of disciplined change management and project management activities including consultation and communications with staff.