I have been performing services for over 15 solid years on behalf of
Please read on and see some of the many major companies I have served. You can
also see some of the testimonials I have received from past clients. I think
they speak for themselves:-
Abbey Financial Management
Senior Developer in Fixed Income Department working with traders to maintain
financial reporting systems. Also worked on SUMMIT data batch processes.
Was appointed as a Technical Consultant and Systems Architect to advise
PwC on global systems development standards for all corporate and external
Barclays Bank PLC
Worked on Invoice Factoring Project. Major high risk Banking
initiative completed successfully to deadline.
Lloyds TSB Bank PLC
Appointed to consult Accenture (ex Arthur Anderson) on core Microsoft
middleware and database technologies. Played a major part in Architecting and
Implementing a huge CRM to strict deadlines.
Worked on Credit Risk Analysis System (KARS) in London and Frankfurt. All
deadlines met with success.
These are genuine testimonials that have been written about me personally or
about the development teams in which I have served or led.
(Contact details are withheld but are available to prospective clients)
PricewaterhouseCoopers, GTS Consulting
1) "Neil at all times was professional and courteous with business and
technical people alike. Neil's technical ability was second to none and he was
able to develop in house development standards that are actively being used.
The main area of work that Neil focused on was the consulting on 3-Tier, IIS
Web Applications and he was more than able to fulfill this role."
Web Hosting Tech Manager, PWC.
2) "Neil Smith worked as a MS IIS Consultant within the PricewaterhouseCoopers
Secure Web Hosting Service during 2002. This provides managed hosting services
across a variety of platforms and is currently in its infancy.
Neil was responsible for variety of activities in support of service provision,
Analysis of Web Hosting Questionnaires from internal clients to identify scope,
risks and issues.
Business Consultation on strategic fit of proposed applications within the
Specification of assets/infrastructure required to operate proposed
Implementation of agreed projects.
Ongoing consultation and advice on the use of IIS as a strategic hosting
The provision of this service within PwC is virtual, complex and new and Neil
undertook to conjoin these activities within vigour and determination. His
active attempts to identify issues/risks and suggest mitigating action were
vital for the overall success of this enterprise.
I believe that Neil has a highly broad skill base and can make a positive
impact across a wider area of consultation, implementation and operations
within a variety of organisations."
Senior Web Hosting Service Manager, PwC.
Barclays Bank UK, Invoice Factoring Operation.
1) "The most significantly and technically advanced project in Corporate
Banking. Your rate of progress is nothing short of spectacular. Limelight - you
are recognised as a major success and seen as a pathfinder project setting the
standards and direction for a host of future projects."
Senior Barclays Executive.
2) "Neil already knew IIS, MTS & COM in detail at the time, and was
involved in prototyping, developing and mentoring other developers who knew
little about these new technologies. Neil also gave advice on server
configurations and production setups. Many of the timescales were very
aggressive involving weekend work and late nights, but the project was
completed to the final timescale, and the Barclays Director who had overall
control of the project came away very pleased with the finished product."
Senior Development Manager
Barclays Invoice Factoring Project.
Deutche Bank, City of London. KARS Project
"I worked with Neil Smith on a Global Risk Management Project at Deutsche Bank
in 1998 when he was hired as a Senior Developer. Neil is an expert in all areas
of Microsoft Distributed Internet Applications Architecture and I found
him intuitive, helpful and reliable with the capability to deliver whatever was
asked of him, no matter how complex the request or specification. I would
always consider him when I required a skilled developer, particularly to lead a
team or mentor within a development group."
Commercial Development Manager,
Author of 'Building ASP Publications'
Reed Business Information, Flight International Online Project
"Just a quick note of thanks for all of the hard work that you have all
put in to getting this module live. I know ATI and IATA are very pleased
with the final result."
Senior Project Manager, RBI.
CAF, OSPREY & ActiveBANK
“Neil Smith was appointed to address CAF's concerns over the implementation of
web services within customer facing Web Sites. In this respect, Neil provided a
professional approach which saw him rapidly overcome issues at a business and
technical level; to deliver a solution that would meet our requirements within
the first week of his contract.
Neil's technical expertise, coupled with his determination and commitment to
the work undertaken, have been invaluable. CAF has provided a challenging
environment, in a constant state of change, and Neil's ability to adapt to this
environment and become part of the team has seen him exceed our expectations.”
Senior Development Manager, New Media
Perfect Information, Retrievals and Pioneer Projects
"I have known Neil Smith for some considerable years and worked with him on
site at Perfect Information Ltd in the City of London on the Retrievals and
Pioneer projects. He is a talented, capable and dedicated systems architect and
developer specialising in Microsoft DNA work. I would recommend him to anybody
requiring web consulting or development services."