Our Story

Our Story

Our journey began in 2004 in the spare bedroom of our Founding Director Assad Ahmed.

Phase 3 began life providing contract resources for HR and Payroll systems support, predominantly working with clients in the small to mid-tier software suppliers space. This model worked well in the early days and gave us a good understanding of the HR Tech space and prepared us for what was to come. We call this time in the business – Phase 3 (v1.0).

In 2014 our founder took the decision to develop an internal Professional Services practice and we hired our first consultant, James Proctor – now our Chief Operating Officer!

Since 2014 our business has grown to over 100 employees across the UK with our head office based in the Northern Quarter of Manchester.

Fast forward to the present and we are now at Phase 3 (v2.0) ! Our services have expanded into the delivery of Professional Services for HR, Payroll and Finance teams and their associated software as well as becoming a managed services provider for System Support, Reporting and Analytics and of course our award-winning Managed Payroll Services.

“I am incredibly proud of the approach our team take when working with clients on short term projects or longer term managed services, our service delivery is second to none and that is due to the calibre of our people and the opportunities we support them with to grow.”

We believe firmly that our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we provide our team with plenty of development opportunities to grow and our clients only ever have great things to say about us!

We also take our place in the market seriously and partner with a carefully selected group of HR, Payroll and Finance software businesses to ensure our shared customers can leverage the most benefit from their HR, Payroll & Finance Technology

“Since I can remember, I’d always wanted to run my own business, it was the most natural thing in the world to me and not something which I was daunted by.”

Our team continues to grow and our service offerings are continually expanding – we're not finished yet!

Assad Ahmed, Founding Director

Our values form the foundations of everything we do at Phase 3. They are the driving force behind our great culture and inform how we act, the decisions we make and how we work with our clients.

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Dedicated expert consultants who specialise in people technology.

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No referral fees, no one pays us to refer clients to them.

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We'll provide consistent, committed professionalism in an open and honest environment.

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We don’t believe in fixed packages - we recognise your differences. Our proposals are all unique.

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Knowledge Sharing

We’ll upskill your inhouse team. We’ll teach them what we know!

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