Consultants

Simon Meacher

Simon Meacher | Director

simon.meacher@engagingdata.co.uk

In his early career, Simon built a reputation for quickly delivering accurate operational & financial reports. As a technical resource within the business team, it didn’t take long before he was discovered & adopted by the IT department.  A trend that repeated itself throughout his career.

Simon’s ability to talk business language & translate into technical language has been a key skill & used on every project since.

Most notably, Simon developed a data solution for a Trade Credit broker, which was shortlisted for an insurance industry award for innovation. Simon led the data team which collected and visualised the information for self-service analysis. This solution changed the business process, improved client service, retention & optimised working with carriers to create new products. 

At the end of the first year, the UK revenue increased by $1 million therefore, the solution was adopted across the EMEA business.

From this success, Simon was asked to join a complex project that would consolidate 52 data warehouses into a single European wide data warehouse. While working towards the end solution; all aspects of process design, governance, data law, development practise & technology architecture was tackled.


Carl Richards
Carl Richards

Business Intelligence Consultant

carl.richards@engagingdata.co.uk

Carl is truly passionate about data and helping businesses use and understand their data. Data really is a key driving force for any business and once you have unlocked this valuable commodity you can quickly reap the rewards from it. Along with his passion for data, Carl loves to learn about new technologies and this helps to keep him on top of the fast pace of change in the technology market. Over his career, Carl has gained huge amounts of experience around data visualisation tools, ETL tools & Databases. Carl is excited to see the way the world is going with more and more advanced AI being developed, which he is extremely excited to be apart of this. With all of this said, people are still needed in this age to understand and use data and collaboration is key. Working with someone to draw out their requirements, developing the solution they wanted and then delivering it still gives Carl the greatest feeling of fulfilment!

Areas of Expertise

Tableau Desktop and Server, PowerBI, Qlikview & Microsoft SSRS.
Microsoft SSIS, WhereScape Red & 3D, SAP Business Objects, Salesforce, Oracle Application Express & Data Architecture / Application Architecture. SQL & SQL Azure. SSAS Multi Dimension. TSQL including optimisation.


Mike Race

Mike Race | Data Specialist

mike.race@engagingdata.co.uk

A highly motivated and committed Business/Data Analyst and Prince 2 qualified Project Manager. Flexible and analytical in approach, with a keen eye for detail, excellent organisational, rationalisation and decision making skills. Strong business analysis and facilitation techniques that can transform business goals into tangible projects and initiate. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; used to working alongside senior stakeholders, executives, as well as business managers and fellow IT practitioners. A team player with many leadership qualities, evidenced by rapid career progression to operations manager/project manager in both established and start-up companies. An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Specialties

Data Migrations 10 years. Data Analysis 18 years. Ops/Project Management 12 years. Business Analysis 15 years. Finance Experience 4 years. Prince 2 Practitioner 6 years. Oracle SQL/SQL Server 18 years. Oil Experience 3 years