At Phase 3, we believe we have the best team members around – hands down, and we want you to get to know them.

Our ‘Spotlight On’ series, highlights the teams that make up the people behind people technology and this month, we’ll be looking at the consulting team.

Who we are

The team contains former HR and Payroll practitioners who understand what it’s like to walk in your shoes. They have “been there and done that”, seen what works and what doesn’t and use this experience to help HR professionals to overcome common challenges. They act as an extension to your team, providing an external perspective and specialist expertise.

They embody our knowledge sharing mentality and actively develop a client’s internal teams to foster self-sufficiency. They also host regular events and user groups to share insights with clients and to help them to stay ahead in the fast-paced world of HR and Payroll.

Meet some of our team…

Phase 3 consulting team employee Simon Davis

Simon Davis – Head of Partner Delivery

Simon joined us in 2017, leading our technical consultancy talent for Phase 3’s partnerships. An experienced and exceptional technician, Simon manages team capabilities, developments and maintains direct project leadership and governance. He works with clients to implement and manage their systems, fitting the company’s needs and making sure the client’s systems are set up in a way that allows them to get the most out of their investment to support long term customer success.

Phase 3 consulting team employee Mike Westwood

Mike Westwood – Lead Consultant

Mike leads the CoreHR Consulting Team and overseas the running of the CoreHR payroll managed services. He supports clients, from inputting and running their payroll, to enabling them to utilise the CoreHR system they have invested their time and money into.

Having previously worked as a CoreHR implementation partner consultant, Mike has a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the CoreHR system. He has knowledge of a full employee lifecycle approach and the implementation of all of the interconnecting modules that CoreHR has to offer.

Phase 3 consulting team employee Emma Perris

Emma Perris – Lead Consultant

Emma is a Lead Consultant with Phase 3 and is a problem solving and critical asset. She enables businesses to realise true returns from their systems and, challenges the ‘way things have always been done’. A firm believer in a participative style of engagement to encourage ideas and decision making. Successfully working in the B2B market place Emma has created and developed HCM solutions right through to implementation stages and, ensures organisations are confident and comfortable with their technology.

What we do

Our team cover all aspects of HR and Payroll consultancy, from scoping to go live, system selection to project management and everything in between. We don’t believe in fixed packages and offer flexible, tailored, and cost-effective services that works for your business.

Project-based consultancy

Partnering with internal stakeholders, the project board, and the product supplier, we work with clients to offer expertise and methodology to plan and control projects.

Bite-Sized consultancy

A customer favourite, our bite-sized consultancy is designed to suit individual business needs and delivered on flexible terms, whether it is day to day support or several months. Our consulting team provide practical support when you need it most. They are available by phone or email for a guaranteed response within 2 hours.

System Selection Service

We cover the full project lifecycle, guiding clients through the selection and implementation process to find the right HR technology for their business. Mapping out requirements, identifying and shortlisting suitable vendors, conducting product demos and scenario building and more.

iTrent consultancy

We provide remote and on-site iTrent consultancy to support all businesses. This includes health checks, configuration, training, advice, and guidance.

CoreHR consultancy

Our team of experts are highly skilled on all modules of CoreHR, Report Writing and Payroll Processing. Having transitioned from the early releases of CoreHR to the latest system, we know the tips and tricks available in CoreHR. The team can work with clients to diagnose, examine, design, implement or conduct CoreHR training and coach clients towards a self-sufficient position.

Sage People consultancy

As a Sage partner, our team provide independent, specialist Sage People consultancy, as well as Sage People implementation training and support.

To learn more about our Consulting team and how we can help your business, contact us on: 0800 321 3032 or

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