TESTIMONIALS

Just some of the testimonials by our customers about us:
"CIO Plus' help in making this project a success was invaluable."
"We never thought that this would have been achievable in the timescales set out by CIO Plus. Now, after a very painless experience, we have a great IT & BPO facility in India and we know that it would not have been possible without them."

Chris Day, VP IT Strategy & Performance AstraZeneca, talking about their global transformation programme which included insourcing IT services and setting up two Global In-House Centres in India; a project that has already saved $350m pa and stoped IT being the company's whipping boy!

Sam Halford, Managing Director Equiniti India

"We knew we had significant IT issues and we expected to have to pay a substantial sum to sort them out. We didn’t expect IT to go through so much improvement and be the biggest contributor to profitability in the same year."
"We knew we had significant IT issues and we expected to have to pay a substantial sum to sort them out. We didn’t expect IT to go through so much improvement and be the biggest contributor to profitability in the same year."

Huw Davies, Chief Financial Officer Wates
 

"Once again I am delighted with the outcome. CIO Plus always brings a relentless focus on delivery to their programmes."

Huw Davies, Chief Financial Officer Wates
 

Chris Johnson, Director of Shared Services QinetiQ after the IT and Facilities Management departments had been totally transformed

"We knew we had significant IT issues and we expected to have to pay a substantial sum to sort them out. We didn’t expect IT to go through so much improvement and be the biggest contributor to profitability in the same year."
"CIO Plus are a boutique IT consultancy which always seems to have access to the right resources at the right time to deliver the quality IT service that you require. This is true whether my need is interim CIO services, Senior Program management or major in-source/outsource solutions to name but a few. I have always been happy with the deliverables from the CIO Plus team in the past and have no doubt that I will be in the future."
"Never before have I come across expert witnesses that are so knowledgeable and well prepared."

Ric Francis, Private Equinty Advisor
 

"I'm delighted with the outcome that CIO Plus has helped us achieve - there's been a step change improvement in IS performance and a step change reduction in costs and the business perception of IS has improved beyond recognition."

Nick Gardner, a Senior Partner from Herbert Smith who was heading the case

Jon Ozanne, IT Director QinetiQ plc

"Probably the best CIO operating in the UK today."

Paul Drechsler, Chief Executive of Wates talking about the Interim CIO supplied by CIO Plus

"CIO Plus did an outstanding job in delivering this major change programme."
QinetiQ revenues reduced from £1,703m in 2011 to £1,470m in 2012 but profitability rose by £90m to £145m in the same period. The reduction in the cost of IT made a significant contribution to this performance and QinetiQ was nominated for the PLC Turnaround of the Year Award.
"If IT were an operating division, it would have been the most profitable one"

James Hussey CEO, De La Rue Limited

Leo Quinn, Chief Executive of QinetiQ commenting on IT’s performance

"We were impressed by the quality and speed of transition. They were able to offshore in a very short timescale without any noticeable deterioration in service quality."

Chief Information Officer, Major European Construction Company, referring to a new established GIC

"Quality of Service was key for us. The Indian operation was able to exceed our local quality standards, thanks to the professional transformation approach."
"We are delighted with the outcomes. CIO Plus brought a relentless focus on delivery to this programme. The freeing of my own time through utilizing CIO Plus on the IT transition was a critical factor in the success of the overall separation vindicating my choice of partner."

Chief Operating Officer, Major European Shared Services Provider, referring to a new established GIC

Chris Johnson CIO, De La Rue summarising the IT transition following a major divestment

"We never could have achieved this without you."
"We had no idea that there was so much margin in their price."

Jim Forbes, CEO SSE

Financial Services plc. CIO, referring to a large outsource contract that had been in place for several years

"We were not getting value from an outsourced contract and we knew we had to do something about it. CIO Plus recommended a way forward and then they successfully delivered it. They're not consultants; they truly took ownership and removed the risk from the process."

Major Regulatory Body

"Taking a part time expert from CIO Plus was like bolting on an extra CIO. He delivered the hard yards while I attended to leading the overall function."

Global Electronics Group


"Best seminar yet, focussed and informative."

 

"Great advice and will certainly apply examples given, thank you."

 

"A really useful session and packed with solid content."

 

"An excellent presenter with the right content and material."

 

"Wow, his stuff - I'm enlightened!!"

 

"Wish the session was longer, it was excellent."

Richmond Events, relaying attendees comments on CIO Plus presentations at various IT Directors' Forums