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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

Director of Consulting & Services

James leads service delivery and the operations for Phase 3. He heads with Assad the management team and co-creates our...
Lauren Suthers

Executive Assistant

As well as being responsible for Assad and James’ diary planning, Lauren is our Executive assistant and takes responsiblity for...
Louise Johnston

Customer Success Manager – Consulting

Louise works between customers and consultants as our Customer Success 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

Customer Success Manager – Services

Marilyn is the Customer Success Manager for Services and leads the payroll and managed services teams. 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...
Abigail Silvester

PR, Social and Events Manager

Abigail manages the Public Relations function within Phase 3 as well as external events and everything brand! She is responsible...
Laura Lee

Marketing Manager

Laura’s role as Marketing Manager sees her continually looking for new opportunities to tell the world how great Phase 3...
Adam Ford

Head of Payroll Services

Adam is our Head of Payroll Services, managing the successful delivery of our payroll managed services to a range of...
Phase 3 Assad
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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

Director of Consulting & Services

James leads service delivery and the operations for Phase 3. 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
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Lauren Suthers

Executive Assistant

As well as being responsible for Assad and James’ diary planning, Lauren is our Executive assistant and takes responsiblity for all of our supplier contracts at Phase 3 as well as arranging all of our social events which are never boring!

Lauren is the main contact for our office management and ensures our operations run smoothly as our resource planner.

Her fun loving spirit and infectious laugh always set a great tone for the team!

 

Contact Lauren today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
Lauren.Suthers@Phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Lauren
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Louise Johnston

Customer Success Manager – Consulting

Louise works between customers and consultants as our Customer Success 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 supports
clients through the delivery of their projects ensuring customer
success to the highest standards.

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 support your consulting needs

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

Customer Success Manager – Services

Marilyn is the Customer Success Manager for Services and leads the payroll and managed services teams. She develops service styles to match our customers’ conversations with us and, in the office, ensures the commitment to service standards and customer success.

Her supportive approach builds confidence for all and it’s well- founded. With significant experience in HR leadership and payroll 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 you with outsourced and managed services

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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Abigail Silvester

PR, Social and Events Manager

Abigail manages the Public Relations function within Phase 3 as well as external events and everything brand! She is responsible for maintaining a consistent tone of voice throughout all of the Phase 3 channels as well as managing collaborative activities between partners.

Outside of work she has a young family, runs a lifestyle blog and is passionate about fitness and cooking!

Contact Abigail today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business

Contact Abigail today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
abigail.silvester@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Abigail
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Laura Lee

Marketing Manager

Laura’s role as Marketing Manager sees her continually looking for new opportunities to tell the world how great Phase 3 is. She is responsible for marketing strategy and heads up the digital marketing and communication activities.

Laura is a firm believer in a people first approach to marketing and works hard to ensure that all Phase 3 communications are not only creative and innovative, but are focused on the needs of the customer. Her years of technology based marketing experience means she brings expertise, knowledge and results driven tactics to marketing campaigns .

Outside of work its her young family who are the centre of her world, closely followed by her passion for the great outdoors.

Contact Laura today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business

Contact Laura today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
laura.lee@phase3.co.uk 0800 321 3032 Connect with Laura
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Adam Ford

Head of Payroll Services

Adam is our Head of Payroll Services, managing the successful delivery of our payroll managed services to a range of clients. He develops bespoke managed payroll services for clients – for the long or short term – and manages the team to ensure absolute accuracy and
efficiency.

Adam’s payroll knowledge and experience is insurmountable – as is his ability to translate complex payroll conversations into understandable bite sized chunks. With a significant focus on accuracy and with the people at the heart of every payroll run Adam ensures our team
achieve a thorough and robust payroll service to all of our clients.

Adam is dedicated and supportive. He is a dad to young children, a devoted husband and keen driver.

Contact Adam today and find out about how Phase 3 can help you with managed payroll solutions

Contact Adam today and find out about how Phase 3 can help your business
0800 321 3032 Connect with Adam
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