Too many IT suppliers get away with over-promising and under-delivering. Behind them lies a costly trail of destruction
and frustrated IT departments picking up the pieces.
We think that's wrong.
It’s why everything we do at Bluesmith is about making things right and delighting customers. We think clients
like you appreciate
no-nonsense professionalism and
no nasty surprises, so we solve IT issues using a clear methodology, and highly-cohesive teams who are
a pleasure to work with.
We’re a sticky company.
We’ve nurtured a special kind of culture at Bluesmith, one that turns capable individuals into close-knit collaborators.
Like clients, our people stick around because they know we’re devoted to their welfare and investing in their
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They tell us our teams are the kind of can-do colleagues you need first thing on a Monday morning - upskilling
your in-house team, and tackling problems with the creativity and graft you deserve.
What We Do
Simply put, your success leads to our success. In that order.
Our specialities are
agile data warehouse design and build, and bespoke
high-volume, high-performance transactional systems - especially in retail. We often build new systems
from scratch, but our passion is for rejuvenating complex and disparate legacy systems, and unlocking the value
in corporate databases.
Speed-To-Value Business Intelligence
We help you become a true data led, intelligent organisation.
We do data. It's our core competency. Our largest data engineering challenge to date was to create,
populate and manage a data warehouse for a global airline with 300 billion records in it, and hundreds
of millions of amendments arriving daily from over 450 data sources. Not all requirements are this
challenging but it illustrates our capabilities.
We deliver speed-to-value AND a pathway to strategic centralised data and Master Data Management without a
major rewrite or redesign. We have delivered BI value to more than 30 blue chip and Government organisations
in this way, including Virgin Media, The Co-operative Group, University of Hull, Moss Bros, Oliver Wyman
and Direct Line Group.
Stress Free Application Design
We help you build new business applications without fuss and worry.
Bluesmith has always excelled in what is now known as Agile DevOps, and the support, enhancement, and cloud
conversion of legacy IT systems in complex 'brown-field sites' and mixed technology environments.
We are .NET and SQL Server experts, but also experienced in many other technologies such as Teradata, NoSQL,
Node, Python, HTML/CSS etc. We also have experience of integrating with dozens of technologies and bespoke
systems and proprietary software products.
We’re the right people for the job
You won't find ranks or ego here at Bluesmith - just dedicated engineers with a common philosophy. Mutual respect is our
watchword, and high-value, easily-maintained, extensible IT systems are the result.
Clients say we’re an open book. At Bluesmith one person's problem is the team's so we always speak up. We stand for straight-talking
relationships where quality is right at the heart of everything we do - not just the software.
We look after our people so they look after you
We invest in the most talented software and data engineers in the industry; not a slick IT sales facade. Our only focus is
people, process and results. Because of this we haven’t just survived, we thrive amongst rivals many times our
Despite our humble beginnings, we’ve delivered ambitious projects for dozens of renowned brands like Morrisons and Direct
Line Group, on-time and to budget - without that trail of destruction.
All because of our unique team-centred philosophy.
We have decades of experience with high volume, high performance bespoke commercial applications, both transactional
and for data analytics.
We are experts in .NET and SQL Server, and we have in-depth experience of other databases and technologies, essential
in a world where single-vendor software estates are rare.
Data is a core competency, at the heart of everything we do. We do real commercial 'Big Data', extracted and
processed in near real-time from seemingly impenetrable operational silo systems. It's hairy stuff, but working
at these extremes means that we are pretty good at building and tuning high concurrency, high performance systems.
“Bluesmith is one of the best I have worked with: professional, agile, collaborative
and with rapid speed-to-value. I initially contracted Bluesmith to help build and manage one of the world's
largest retail data warehouses, with hundreds of billions of sales records. Over the last three years, I have
engaged them to build custom data marts and analysis tools for a further 27 high street retailers.”
Colin Cobain, Partner Oliver Wyman
“Bluesmith achieved more in six weeks than other suppliers did
in six months. We have valuable information now instead of vast silos of data. They delivered real business
insight and quickly established a firm foundation for Moss to further exploit its data assets. They really
do ‘walk the walk’.”
Bennett, Group Finance Director Moss Bross Group Plc.
“We brought in Bluesmith because of their 'speed-to-value'
claims and we were not disappointed. We knew we had the base data in our systems. Bluesmith enabled us to prove
that our Membership programme is working. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.”
Catherine Brien, Data Science Director The Co-op
“I have nothing but praise for the Bluesmith project leader and his team. They are professionals,
grafters, and technically excellent, but with a helpful 'can do' attitude to everything that is thrown at
them. They are not afraid to work with established core systems, breathing new life into them, avoiding a costly
rewrite and de-risking the project by cleverly wrapping and reusing proven services in the new architecture
Richard Newbound, Head of
Development Lowell Group
“I know what good looks like when it comes to technical IT services,
and Bluesmith is it. They only provide very capable people, they bring structure and process via a clear methodology.
They deliver but don't leave a trail of destruction like many suppliers do; they ensure the opposite - managed
handovers and continuity where it's needed. I can't recommend them enough.”
Charles Hewson, CEO Sanef Operations Ltd
“Bluesmith are a talented bunch who go about their business in a very professional
manner. They deliver on their promises and support their customers to ensure technical excellence and quality,
delivered according to what they commit to. They're a trusted supplier and a supplier to be trusted in every
Peter Terrington, Head of
BI Competency Centre Direct Line Group
“We engaged Bluesmith Information Systems
to provide specific technical skills and enhance resilience within our IT operational environment. They quickly
became trusted members of our operational support team, rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into the automation
and improvement of a variety of important functions.”
Keith Blondel, IT Services Director Callcredit Information Group
“Bluesmith has become a trusted partner and advisor to my team, through repeatedly demonstrating excellence
and integrity whilst working with us and doing the right thing for Morrisons. They've built an in-depth understanding
of our systems and processes, making it easy for us to do business. Our long-term relationship is built on
the core provision of high quality technical expertise, combined with flexibility in being able to bring in
development teams to assist with critical projects.”
really made a difference though was their knowledge and passion for the subject. This turned what might have
otherwise been a dry and technically challenging learning exercise into an extremely positive experience. We
are now well on our way to implementing GIT and I’d recommend Bluesmith to any organisation that is looking
for great technical expertise and training.”
Bob Goldthorpe, Head of IT Service Delivery Freemans Plc