Founded in 2010, we felt that enterprises and agencies were trying to re-invent the wheel every time a new project came along.
Understanding your business is key; it enables us to assure that technology choices are business outcome-driven and not tech for tech’s sake. We won’t charge you to re-invent the wheel, but believe in consuming proven cloud services and building around the edges.
Why we're different
Start with the problem
Working together to make sure that technology choices are business outcome-driven and not tech for tech’s sake. The magic is understanding what your users want, knowing what technology is out there and gluing these technologies together in the most effective way.
We are independent and not aligned to any product or solution, allowing us to recommend what is right for our clients. With a plethora of cloud services in the marketplace, we believe that we can find the best solution from the rich PaaS and SaaS market.
As a people business, we place your customers and employees at the centre of any digital project or transformation. People are at the heart of everything we design and deliver.
To remain relevant in industries where digital disruption is rife, your technology needs to be agile and nimble to react to change. But we understand the limitations posed by existing technology, which means we’re realistic as well as forward-thinking.
Starting with three employees, we started working with Canon on their Irista project, and with Insurecom on digital projects designed to help them digitally transform their customer offering
2013 saw us open our London office, shared with Skills Matter, as our reputation for delivering large-scale, complex solutions continued to grow with the addition of ASOS and Channel 4 to our list of clients
2015 saw our largest online retail client go live with their Microservice platform that we helped to design and deliver, giving it unrivalled flexibility and industry-leading customer experience
2017 saw us win our first in a long list of public sector clients as well as industry rankings; The UK Cloud Awards, Econsultancy Top 100 Digital Agencies and FT1000 Fastest Growing Companies
Acknowledging our commitment to our people and our culture, 2018 saw us debut in the Great Places to Work league table, ranking 16th in the medium category
Alan Walsh - CEO
After starting his IT career as a Systems Engineer, an Infrastructure Architect and then transitioning into global delivery management roles, Alan spotted an opportunity. Inspired to deliver projects and use technology in a smarter way, Alan set up Amido in 2010.
Chris Gray - Chief Operating Officer
Joining Alan from the very beginning, Chris embodies the Amido culture of vendor agnosticism. He is the go-to guy for technical guidance and works directly with clients to ensure their commercial and technical objectives are met.
Simon Evans - Chief Technology Officer
As CTO, Simon keeps the complexity of Amido projects to a minimum. A cloud evangelist and delivery-focused architect, he is always on the lookout for new technologies that allow Amido’s clients to leverage the cloud.
Gemma Craddock - Finance Director
As Finance Director, Gemma is responsible for financial governance, and provides financial advice and support to help the business make key decisions.
Harriet Durnford-Smith - Marketing Director
With 10+ years’ experience in a combination of agency and in-house marketing roles, Harriet is responsible for marketing strategy and execution, driving brand awareness and positioning Amido as a partner of choice for cloud-native transformation
Rob Pearson - User Experience
If a project has users and an interface, Rob is your man. As Head of User Experience, he is responsible for making products simple and intuitive to use. Rob also plays a role in key people-related initiatives such as employee wellbeing and pastoral support.
Jo Hill - People Director
As People Director, Jo is responsible for all people-related activities. She guides and manages the Human Resources function, policies, and programs for employee wellbeing to ensure that we keep our people at the heart of what we do.
Simon Hampton - Commercial Director
With a background in business process outsourcing and software sales, previously with Oracle, Simon leads the Commercial Team to accelerate growth