Consult

For when you need a technical expert to provide advice or analysis

How we help

A few examples of situations where we can provide assistance:

  • You don't yet have a technical program and need to know how to go about starting one
  • You know what problem you want to solve but need advice on possible solutions
  • You have some basic development capacity, but need outside expertise to provide critical high level design / architectural work
  • You need an independent code review, as part of an acquisition perhaps, or evaluation of an outsourcing project
  • You are having performance or maintenance issues with an existing codebase and need some expert analysis and advice
  • You need an important technical report or presentation authored and / or need help presenting - to potential investors or to the board for example

How we charge

We know that cash is precious, especially for small and growing businesses, so we try and charge as fairly and openly as possible.

All our initial consultations are free of charge. Where possible we will meet with you in person, or if not practical then via telephone.

If we decide to move forward together then, subject to contract, we would charge you a simple daily rate for our time booked - no complex or hidden charges and no surprise expenses or disbursements charged without your prior approval.

When you pay for a day, you get a full-on day - jam-packed with expertise and enthusiasm - not just 7.5 hours of clock-watching. If it turns out we only need half a day then we'll only bill for half - we won't round up.

We don't publish "standard" day rates for consultation, as they vary depending on multiple factors: most obviously the number of team members required to deliver to your time-scale, but also longer projects tend to incur lower rates than shorter ones; clients we have had positive experiences with in the past will be given preferential rates; payment in advance is subject to discounted rates.

If you're not sure whether you can afford our services on your budget, you may be surprised - you could do worse by contacting us and benefiting from the free initial consultation, or simply if you have any questions about our services.

VAT is charged on all services at the standard UK rate.