100

Hours saved by the average BEC client

10+

Years in
operation

100+

Clients advised

£100M+

Technology procurement
guided by BEC

100+

Years of FS consulting and client-side experience

100

Hours saved by the average BEC client

10+

Years in
operation

100+

Clients advised

£100M+

Technology procurement
guided by BEC

100+

Years of FS consulting and client-side experience

100

Hours saved by the average BEC client

100+

Years of FS consulting and client-side experience

10+

Years in operation

100+

Clients advised

£100M+

Technology procurement guided by BEC

Who We Are

Our goal at Behind Every Cloud is simple: to help our clients select the right partner for their needs. Our philosophy helps us achieve this by matching a client’s culture and technical requirements to a vendor’s culture and ability to execute. We can reduce a crowded marketplace to the best fit option for you, focusing on excellence, consistency, and high customer satisfaction.

Vendors pay BEC a referral fee for a successful engagement from their channel sales models and marketing budgets, which means there is no cost for our services to our clients. But this doesn’t influence the vendor we choose – we want a satisfied customer who will return to us again and again.

Our consultants have industry experience. We have sat in your seat and done your job, so we’re in the best place to advise you on what would work for you and your business. 

Don’t believe us? Find out what our clients say!

Our Core Values

Trusted Advisors

Cutting down on the noise

Transparency

Innovative

Experience-based and tailored advice

Vertical market focus

Truly independent with no favourites!

Customer Centric

Meet The Team

Ray Bricknell

Managing Director & CEO

Jo Bricknell

Chief Marketing Officer

Craig Felton

Principal Consultant

Paul Boyd

Principal Consultant

Trevor Hunt

CTO Advisory

Jamal Mouhoun

Consulting Support

Meet The Team

Ray Bricknell

Managing Director & CEO

Jo Bricknell

Chief Marketing Officer

Craig Felton

Principal Consultant

Paul Boyd

Principal Consultant

Trevor Hunt

CTO Advisory

Jamal Mouhoun

Consulting Support

Client Testimonials

“Being an FCA regulated business, it was essential for Bluestone to be sure that we selected the best solutions and vendors for our next big IT investment, the Cloud. BEC’s deep knowledge and their unique Clover Cloud Vendor Rating Report helped us to quickly and easily find the best vendors for our Cloud-based IaaS. They also put us in touch with some terrific vendors for DRaaS, VoIP, and MPLS. Their experience in the Financial Services field helped us to identify our key risks, and highlighted for us the importance of vendor diversity. Their unique “shared risk reward model” allowed Bluestone to gain access to excellent, market advice VERY cost effectively! I thoroughly recommend BEC to be the ‘TripAdvisor’ for your cloud journey!”

Krisztian Kenderesi / Group IT Operations Manager, Bluestone

“Having pre-emptively completed rigorous Due Diligence pre-qualification against more than 60 vendors during 25+ RFP processes in the past 5 years, BEC’s deep knowledge of the real world capabilities and constraints of Cloud Vendors operating in the UK Finance niche market is exemplary. We used BEC to critique our own internal research and risk assessments – and by confidently staying with our incumbent, we saved money and time”

Ian Flavill / Head of IT Service Delivery, Coller Capital

“…put forward the proposal and business case for outsourcing our servers, running the RFP process, negotiating terms with the chosen service provider and initiating the project. The outsourcing has now been in place for 1 year and has resulted in significant cost savings for the business as well as a significant reduction in IT management headaches…”

David Prance / Chief Operating Officer, RAB Capital

“BEC provided Throgmorton with invaluable guidance to inform its IT outsourcing decision making processes. They really are experts in the field of IT Infrastructure for the London Investment and Asset Management niche, and their knowledge of the service providers in this market is excellent.”

Andrew Rubio / Chief Executive, Throgmorton

“…instrumental in streamlining the IT department – as well as doing a fantastic job outsourcing to a Managed Services Provider.”

Adam Grant / Global CFO/COO at Stone Milliner

“…successfully managed critical aspects of a major infrastructure and application programme at Barclays. This included complex and dynamic areas such as migration of data centres…”

Carl Bennett / Head of Barclays Western Europe Datacentre Programme

“BEC provided BlueBay with excellent strategic and business case advice throughout a project to assess our infrastructure requirements. Their comprehensive understanding of the ability of London Cloud Vendors is truly unique.”

Partner / Blue Bay Asset Management

“Being an FCA regulated business, it was essential for Bluestone to be sure that we selected the best solutions and vendors for our next big IT investment, the Cloud. BEC’s deep knowledge and their unique Clover Cloud Vendor Rating Report helped us to quickly and easily find the best vendors for our Cloud-based IaaS. They also put us in touch with some terrific vendors for DRaaS, VoIP, and MPLS. Their experience in the Financial Services field helped us to identify our key risks, and highlighted for us the importance of vendor diversity. Their unique “shared risk reward model” allowed Bluestone to gain access to excellent, market advice VERY cost effectively! I thoroughly recommend BEC to be the ‘TripAdvisor’ for your cloud journey!”

Krisztian Kenderesi / Group IT Operations Manager, Bluestone

“Having pre-emptively completed rigorous Due Diligence pre-qualification against more than 60 vendors during 25+ RFP processes in the past 5 years, BEC’s deep knowledge of the real world capabilities and constraints of Cloud Vendors operating in the UK Finance niche market is exemplary. We used BEC to critique our own internal research and risk assessments – and by confidently staying with our incumbent, we saved money and time”

Ian Flavill / Head of IT Service Delivery, Coller Capital

“…put forward the proposal and business case for outsourcing our servers, running the RFP process, negotiating terms with the chosen service provider and initiating the project. The outsourcing has now been in place for 1 year and has resulted in significant cost savings for the business as well as a significant reduction in IT management headaches…”

David Prance / Chief Operating Officer, RAB Capital

“BEC provided Throgmorton with invaluable guidance to inform its IT outsourcing decision making processes. They really are experts in the field of IT Infrastructure for the London Investment and Asset Management niche, and their knowledge of the service providers in this market is excellent.”

Andrew Rubio / Chief Executive, Throgmorton

“…instrumental in streamlining the IT department – as well as doing a fantastic job outsourcing to a Managed Services Provider.”

Adam Grant / Global CFO/COO at Stone Milliner

“…successfully managed critical aspects of a major infrastructure and application programme at Barclays. This included complex and dynamic areas such as migration of data centres…”

Carl Bennett / Head of Barclays Western Europe Datacentre Programme

“BEC provided BlueBay with excellent strategic and business case advice throughout a project to assess our infrastructure requirements. Their comprehensive understanding of the ability of London Cloud Vendors is truly unique.”

Partner / Blue Bay Asset Management

Benefits of Working With Us

  • Save time finding the best partners
  • An independent view of the market
  • A ‘real world view’ of the vendor community
  • Advice on best practice
  • Market Intelligence
  • Access to new to market vendors
  • Specialisation and experience in Financial Services Tech
  • UK market focussed
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