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Our team of HRIS experts cover all aspects of HR & Payroll systems consultancy

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The Phase 3 team cover the full lifecycle of a HR/Payroll systems project. From scoping to go live, from selection to project management and everything in between – you can be assured our team is highly experienced and uphold our company values, always.

Assad Ahmed, Founding Director

Meet our Management Team below...

Assad Ahmed

Founding Director

Assad founded Phase 3 in 2004 and guides the company through his continuing strategic and financial leadership role today. His...
James Proctor

Head of Consulting & Services

James leads service delivery for both Phase 3 Consulting and Phase 3 Services. He heads with Assad the management team...
Wayne Johnson

Business Development Manager – Partnerships

Wayne’s role is for our product partners and for our customers in ensuring optimum standards of service delivery via partner...
Louise Johnston

Business Development Manager – Consulting

Louise works between customers and consultants as our Business Development Manager for Consulting. She is responsible for scoping and for...
Simon Davis

Head of Partner Delivery

Simon leads the Phase 3 technical consultancy talent, with current focus on our partnership with Sage People. As an exceptional...
Marilyn Summers

Business Development Manager – Services

Marilyn is the Business Development Manager for Services and leads the payroll and managed services team. She develops service styles...
Mike Westwood

Lead Consultant

Mike is a Lead Consultant delivering with specialism in several of our technical service solutions and he takes a whole-of-market...
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Assad Ahmed

Founding Director

Assad founded Phase 3 in 2004 and guides the company through his continuing strategic and financial leadership role today. His inspiration is to maintain the fun and family-feel of early days Phase 3 whilst achieving exciting ambitions for Phase 3 and our customers.

Assad's role at Phase 3

Assad’s background has always been in business growth. He knows how to get the best from people and how to stay focused in seeking collective opportunities. In the people tech market his networks are expansive and his relationships stand tests of time.

In the business of youngsters’ football coaching and the choice of denims he is inspirational, too.

Contact Assad today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
Assad.Ahmed@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Assad
Phase 3 Employee James Proctor
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James Proctor

Head of Consulting & Services

James leads service delivery for both Phase 3 Consulting and Phase 3 Services. He heads with Assad the management team and co-creates our service innovations. It’s a big ask at Phase 3 to maintain our exceptional calibre and in James it is one that our customers and colleagues can feel safe with.

His capabilities developed fast in an HR service-lead role in local government, since when he has accelerated through impressive career success, founded on a robust knowledge base both in payroll and HR.

James extends his generosity of spirit and commitment as an active volunteer Samaritan and as a man always with extra time for family and friends.

Contact James today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
James.Proctor@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with James
Phase 3 Employee Wayne Johnson
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Wayne Johnson

Business Development Manager – Partnerships

Wayne’s role is for our product partners and for our customers in ensuring optimum standards of service delivery via partner channels. As BDM -Partners, he leads relationships with suppliers of technology and takes responsibility for Phase 3 project method and governance standard within partner delivery.

His strength is in exceptional care for scrupulous method and process, applied with end-customer concern. His background in self-employment leaves Wayne with a keen sense of project ownership.

Wayne’s life is full of people, travel and well-received dinner parties. He is a sociable person who enjoys learning about others and sampling different parts of the continent on a city break.

Contact Wayne today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
wayne.johnson@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Wayne
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Louise Johnston

Business Development Manager – Consulting

Louise works between customers and consultants as our Business Development Manager for Consulting. She is responsible for scoping and for matching the requirement of scope to the talented individuals she manages and amongst our wider Associate networks.

Louise is the active advocate of translating HR requirement into technology service delivery. A self-confessed appreciation of the challenges of ‘getting’ technology, she is a professional who can empathise and yet enthuse.

At home, she’s mum and with the same sense of excitement about life, balanced with some calm in considered yoga and wellbeing practices.

Contact Louise today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
Louise.Johnston@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Louise
Phase 3 Employee Simon Davis
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Simon Davis

Head of Partner Delivery

Simon leads the Phase 3 technical consultancy talent, with current focus on our partnership with Sage People. As an exceptional technician himself, he is responsible for team capabilities and development and maintains direct project leadership too.

With an HR background, it has been the accidental discovery of his own abilities to find solutions within the people technology that have led Simon to Phase 3. He applies a foundation of understanding of the HR agenda to product solutions that are creative and confidently delivered.

Simon is a sportsman – a keen tennis-player and committed follower of American football. He can solve a Rubik’s cube as he can an HCM application.

Contact Simon today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
simon.davis@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Simon
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Marilyn Summers

Business Development Manager – Services

Marilyn is the Business Development Manager for Services and leads the payroll and managed services team. She develops service styles to match our customers’ conversations with us and, in the office, ensures the commitment to service standards.

Her supportive approach builds confidence for all and it’s well-founded. With significant experience in HR leadership and management, she brings particular expertise in achieving business change and service improvement. Appreciative of the people agendas, she embodies our Phase 3 people focus.

Marilyn is warm and wise. She takes on challenges as trekker, traveller, mum and grandma.

Contact Marilyn today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
Marilyn.Summers@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Marilyn
Phase 3 Employee Mike
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Mike Westwood

Lead Consultant

Mike is a Lead Consultant delivering with specialism in several of our technical service solutions and he takes a whole-of-market role, applying the best of Phase 3 belief that it is the talented people behind the technology that make the difference to customer success.

Mike’s early career brings to his more recent independent roles a continuing focus on the organisation and our customer needs. His consulting standards are not only excellent but they are highly efficient and flexible. He does not believe that your time nor money should be wasted.

He can turn his home-life to as many interests as he can technologies, from films to fishing and gaming to gyms.

Contact Mike today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
mike.westwood@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Mike
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