In 1995, the World Wide Web was in its infancy. Y2K or “The Millennium Bug” was barely on the horizon and awareness of it and its potential to cause disruption had yet to enter the public consciousness. For our CEO Phil Keet, however, the threat was clear. Working for a UK based Investment Bank for whom technology was business critical, he recognised that the finance systems in use at the time were unlikely to be able to successfully handle the impending digital change as clocks switched from 1999 to 2000. Being acutely aware that a serious crisis was looming, Phil established Millennium Consulting and focussed upon helping clients overcome the challenge.
The Y2K threat meant that organisations could either re-programme existing software systems to handle the date change or alternatively switch to new Y2K compliant software. Phil assembled teams of ERP change specialists to advise and help clients upgrade or transition to Millennium compliant software.
The global economy emerged relatively unscathed when 2000 arrived, thanks in part to the extensive work carried out by organisations to avoid the danger. Demand for Millennium’s skilled ERP specialists peaked during this period as the rush to beat the immovable deadline imposed its own discipline on corporate IT departments.
23 years later and Millennium Consulting is now a leading Global Management Consultancy that provides strategic advice and delivery services to support the deployment of new corporate technology. Operating under three unique brands, Millennium Affine (specialising in regulatory technology solutions), Millennium Consulting (specialising in Unit 4 Financials, SunSystems and Oracle JD Edwards) and Rules Consulting (specialising in recruitment and consultancy services across Rules Engines, ETL and Data Warehousing) we deploy world-class operational, financial and analytical systems on behalf of many of the world's leading organisations.
Working with a partner network across the globe, we provide end-to-end recruitment and software deployment services, including strategic advice, requirements gathering, system selection through to configuration, knowledge transfer, roll-out and post go-live support.
Our primary focus concerns technology deployment but we recognise that client engagement skills are as important as technical knowledge. Our teams have highly developed communication skills, the ability to establish collaborative partnerships with sponsors, stake-holders and key users, a pro-active client-driven outlook and the ability to deliver appropriate solutions.
Phil is the CEO. He started a career in Accounting, working for leading investment banks, before moving into Systems Consultancy and establishing Millennium Consulting in 1995.
Initially specialising in Infor SunSystems and Coda Financials Consultancy, over the past 23 years Phil has grown the Millennium Consulting Brand into the Global Leading Consultancy it is today.
Ben is our Consulting Director. He joined in 2012 as Marketing Manager. In 2014 he became Consulting Manager, before being promoted to Consulting Director in 2016.
Ben oversees our consultancy practice, with responsibility for business development, client and project management across the UK, Europe and US.
Brendan is Head of Professional Services and joined in April 2017. Throughout his career he has worked for some of the world’s leading consultancies, specialising in professional services resourcing for financial and systems specialists.
Brendan is responsible for managing our recruitment services, including business development and talent acquisition.
Trevor is the company Chairman. He has worked in software and consultancy for over three decades. He has worked with several start-ups as well as for large international corporations. Formerly CEO of two public companies he has also worked with VCs on corporate turnaround programs. His skills include business value-building as well as non-organic expansion. Trevor has been responsible for developing new markets (working in Hong Kong and USA/Canada as well as UK/Paris), team building and taking new products to market.