Scott Gibson joins the Anthesis team.

Welcome to Scott Gibson who joins Anthesis’ growing team as the new Account Director.

Scott brings with him 17 years’ experience in the ERP industry in a variety of technical, consulting, sales and leadership roles.

Scott spent 15 years working with Sage, both for the vendor direct and a partner starting with technical roles before moving into Pre-Sales while with Sage.  Following his time at Sage, Scott moved on to a partner initially to lead their Sage team before serving as Commercial Director. After heading back to Sage, Scott led a mid-market sales team working with partners to provide implementation and support packages to new customers. Before joining Anthesis Scott worked at Epicor as an Account Manager focused on new business.

Scott’s background and extensive knowledge of the ERP industry will be invaluable to helping Anthesis achieve their ambitious growth objectives and we are delighted to welcome Scott on-board as part of our successful and rapidly expanding team.

Outside of work, Scott is into sports including cycling, boxing, F1 and football (particularly suffering through watching Newcastle United). Most of Scott’s time out of work is spent with his family, partner Caroline and 1-year old son Marcus.

Welcome and 10th Anniversary Celebrations

It’s been an exciting and busy time at Anthesis HQ as we celebrate our tenth anniversary of business.  To mark the achievement you’ll notice we’ve launched a new website, we hope you like it.

As Channel and Services partner to both IFS and Infor we remain focussed on ‘Building Scale to Release the Value of Enterprise Applications’, delivering successful projects and services to our clients

Since our inception in 2009 we’ve seen permanent employees reach 22 in the UK, and 25 in Sri Lanka, combined with our associate delivery consultants Anthesis makes up a team of over 140 people as we head into our second decade.  We’ve just completed expansion into larger offices in both Cheshire and Colombo to accommodate the growth.  Services have expanded to include developing our own ancillary software and offering Managed Services to those looking for dedicated support for their technology investment.

From just 600 man days of consultancy delivered to a handful of clients in our first 12 months we’ve grown to over 12,000 days in our last financial year.  On a daily basis we now support over 23 customers from our Global support centre which is open 24/7.  Turnover has reached £10million and we remain proud of our privately owned status.

It’s been an incredibly humbling journey to have worked so closely with Infor and IFS over the years and we feel lucky to have worked with such great customers and business partners who value what we do.  We continue to learn, develop and invest in our people.  Looking forward we are aiming to be the leading partner sales force for IFS and Infor, whilst reinforcing our reputation as a cost-competitive, highly skilled, nimble choice for your ERP journey.

David Jacques joins Anthesis

Meet David Jacques, who has joined Anthesis as our M3 Service Desk Coordinator.

David has 20+ years’ experience in Movex and M3 – in fact he worked on Movex V10 when it was launched back in 1997, and he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable Movex/M3 people in the industry.

He will undertake a pivotal role at Anthesis, triaging service requests information from our customers and using his M3/Movex experience to ensure our customers get the very best from our Managed Services team.

Anthesis Managed Services is designed as an extension of your IT Department to allow you to focus on the essential improvement projects that will drive your business success and leave the day-to-day M3 / Movex system and user issues to us.

Outside the world of M3, David’s outside interests include reading, theatre, eating out and travelling.

About Anthesis Ltd

Anthesis provides services and technology solutions to release the value of enterprise applications to companies that have invested in Infor or IFS software. With a workforce capability of over 140 consultants worldwide, Anthesis delivers value to customers in industry sectors such as food, distribution, manufacturing, asset service and maintenance.

Anthesis consultancy team gains new expertise

We’d like to introduce you to the latest member of the Anthesis consulting team, Rob McMahon.

Rob has been a supply chain consultant for 20 years, mainly in the Manufacturing, Fashion and Food & Beverage sectors. He has worked in manufacturing plants making everything from extruded plastics to animal feed and sourdough bread & has also worked extensively in B2B distribution.

Upgrades, new implementations, roll outs, re-engineering, lead consultancy, Rob has done it all. Working for global companies like Scott Bader and Nutreco has allowed Rob to implement M3 in countries as far afield as Russia, South Africa and Mexico, though most of his work has been in Western Europe.

He is originally from Scotland, but now lives on the south coast of the UK in Southampton with his wife, “two wee girls” and a dog. In his spare time Rob likes to draw and also attend gigs by appallingly loud obscure bands.

About Anthesis Ltd

Anthesis provides services and technology solutions to release the value of enterprise applications to companies that have invested in Infor or IFS software. With a workforce capability of over 140 consultants worldwide, Anthesis delivers value to customers in industry sectors such as food, distribution, manufacturing, asset service and maintenance.

Mike Everingham joins Anthesis

Anthesis has further strengthened its M3 consulting team with the addition of Mike Everingham, an experienced, certified Supply Chain and Manufacturing consultant.Mike has deep industry experience in Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Fashion and Rental sectors. He also ITIL and Prince 2 certified as well as having skills in Enterprise Asset Management.

His all-round industry, M3 product and technical skills make him an ideal acquisition for Anthesis to complement their expanding talent pool.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys mountain biking, spending time with his family in the Lake District and noodling around with guitars.

About Anthesis Ltd

Anthesis provides services and technology solutions to release the value of enterprise applications to companies that have invested in Infor or IFS software. With a workforce capability of over 140 consultants worldwide, Anthesis delivers value to customers in industry sectors such as food, distribution, manufacturing, asset service and maintenance.

Maggie Hoggs joins Anthesis

Maggie is a seasoned M3 Finance consultant with over 20 years of deep process and functional experience. She has great practical knowledge of how to release the value of M3 in the Finance department and beyond.

Peter Williamson, Anthesis Operations Director said, “Maggie has already made a huge difference to the customers she’s had contact with, I’m very impressed. Maggie fits perfectly into our plans to build a world-class consulting team in the UK and we are proud to have her on board”.

About Anthesis Ltd

Anthesis provides services and technology solutions to release the value of enterprise applications to companies that have invested in Infor or IFS software. With a workforce capability of over 140 consultants worldwide, Anthesis delivers value to customers in industry sectors such as food, distribution, manufacturing, asset service and maintenance.

Leading figure in ERP industry joins Anthesis

Anthesis is delighted to announce that Peter Williamson has recently joined as Operations Director to help drive our ambitious growth plans. He has over 20 years’ experience of deploying Enterprise Applications both as a customer and as a supplier so is uniquely positioned to help our customers maximise their investments.
In his last role as VP of Professional Services at Infor, Peter led the European Consulting team which was responsible for implementing the full range of Infor products and solutions, so he has a clear understanding of the value and capability of Infor solutions.

Peter commented, “I’m delighted to join Anthesis where not only can I deliver the benefit of my strategic and operational experience in professional services but also help customers in their choice and deployment of enterprise applications”.
Charles Noden, Anthesis Director and Co-Founder, said “When we look at the past 9 years, there are several moments that stand out in our evolution and I know that bringing Peter on-board will be one of those pivotal points, he is brilliant….We’re very proud to have him part of the team and look forward to him helping us develop the business further.”

Peter Williamson, Operations Director, Anthesis

Meet Callum Wright – Junior Infor Consultant – Anthesis

Callum Wright has joined Anthesis in November 2018 as a Junior Infor Consultant.

Whilst he arrives with some ERP experience, Callum is, in his own words still “learning the ropes” so we are delighted to give him the opportunity to develop and grow under the guidance of our highly experienced consultancy team. Callum will be mentored and trained by some of the most knowledgeable Infor consultants around, taking any necessary qualifications, enhancing his career path and confidence. Implementation is his real passion, as you can see below.

Whilst Anthesis are proud of our highly experienced team of consultants, we also recognise that we want to invest in new people, the next generation of consultants coming through the ranks.

Chares Noden, Director, comments “Young blood like Callum is the future for Anthesis, and give us, and our customers, longevity and security with our forward planning. This is the start of our apprenticeship scheme, with more people to follow, where the next generation learn from our experienced team”.

Let’s get to know Callum a little better – inside and outside of work.

Callum is 23 and graduated in Chemistry at the University of Birmingham in 2016. At this point we was heavily involved in Triathlons and Surfing, and supplemented his University funds by working as a life guard.

It was after graduating that his career moved towards IT and ERP.

His first “proper” job was as an online services lead for a furniture business – building websites, HTML adverts and all things online.

Following that he worked at an IT (EDI) company called TrueCommerce, as a service desk consultant – providing support to clients and handling connections between clients and their end users.

It was at this stage that Callum realised he wanted to go down the implementation route. Earlier this year, he became an Implementation Consultant and was managing 5 projects at any one time, often 6 figure contracts. Much of this was heavily supply chain and ERP focused – orders, invoices, shipments and so forth.

A geographic relocation to the North West and rave reviews meant that Anthesis made Callum an offer of employment, and that brings us up to date. In Callum’s words “I’ve always connected to ERP systems in previous roles but I have never done the actual configuration and that is what really interests me, so now I’m a Junior M3 Consultant at Anthesis, eager to learn a whole lot more.”

Outside of work, Callum is still heavily involved in the surfing word and surfs/competes around the UK and Europe when possible. He also works on his 1981 VW campervan in his spare time – what other vehicle for a surfer?!

Anthesis look forward to working with Callum and introducing him to our clients.

Ellie McCulloch – Resourcing Consultant – profile

Ellie McCulloch – Resourcing Consultant

In the latest of the Anthesis “Meet the Team” articles, we’d like you to meet Ellie McCulloch who is a junior resourcing consultant at Anthesis and one of the newest members of our team.

Ellie joined Anthesis in May 2018 after relocating from Ross-on-Wye. She uses various tools and skills in order to find the best available consultants and contractors and placing them in suitable projects that Anthesis have been either newly appointed or currently in progress.

In simple terms, Ellie develops and cultivates strong relationships with the markets best Infor and IFS consultants, and ensures these consultants are working on the most appropriate ERP project within the Anthesis client base. As a resourcing consultant, Ellie has an excellent knowledge of the key strengths and knowledge of Anthesis consultants (e.g. IFS Apps 10). She will use this knowledge to ensure the right consultants are working on the most appropriate projects, helping plan their current and potential future development work.

Ellie is relatively new to the world of ERP consultancy and is constantly developing her network of Infor M3, LN and IFS cons

Ellie has always had strong communication skills which are serving her in her new role. She started off working in telesales, selling PVC windows, doors and conservatories. She then moved on to work at her local newspaper ‘The Ross Gazette’. It was here she sold advertisements, developed marketing campaigns fitness palm desert, managed existing accounts and resourced new advertisers.

She left her hometown of Ross-on-Wye earlier this year to move in with her boyfriend, who is from Congleton. After applying successfully for the role of Resourcing Consultant, Ellie has made a flying start in her new career of ERP resourcing and has settled in very well within the Anthesis team! Feedback from consultants and clients has been positive and her IFS & Infor knowledge after 6 months is growing by the day.

We asked Ellie to outline some of her hobbies so here they are, in her own words….

“I spend far too much time with my boyfriend, going out, and binge watching TV series. I like to go to the gym most days and if I have a free weekend I enjoy going back home (Ross-on-Wye) to visit family and friends”.

If you are an ERP consultant, or a company requiring potential ERP development, please call Ellie on 01260 296 530 or email emcculloch@anthesis.co.uk 

Recruiting – Junior ERP Business Consultant

Location – Congleton, Cheshire, CW12
Full-time
Salary: £25,000.00 to £35,000.00 /year

Anthesis is an award winning mid-market ERP VAR (value-added reseller) with over nine years experience successfully delivering turnkey projects to household name clients in the UK and Europe.

As both an Infor and IFS partner we have served over 400 customers across the globe; providing each with the right balance of software, world-class consulting and support services.

Anthesis offers enterprises access to the world’s largest and most experienced team of Infor and IFS implementation consultants, and is consistently honoured for its customer dedication, most recently shortlisted for ‘IFS Services Partner of the year 2018’.

We’re currently seeking a new permanent, full-time Junior Infor M3 Implementation Consultant to support our growing customer base. As a Junior Infor M3 Implementation Consultant, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the Infor consulting industry.

As a Junior Infor M3 Consultant you’ll be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining expert knowledge of Infor M3, Infor Ming.le, ION, IDM and Infor IOS.
  • Providing implementation consultation, project management, and support services during Infor M3 installations, upgrades and customisations
  • Effectively communicating and building relationships with clients
  • Achievement of individual billable utilisation targets

To be successful in this position, you’ll possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business and/or Information Systems from a recognised post -secondary institution
  • Some years of ERP Consultancy experience in a mid-market ERP
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Superior people skills; team-oriented, fast learner and very personable
  • A self-motivated and driven approach to achieve success within a consulting environment
  • A willingness to travel

Anthesis offers a competitive rewards program including, salary, incentive plans, training and development, and employee benefits plus exciting opportunities for diverse projects and travel.

If you’re motivated and energetic, want a career path where you can apply your knowledge to achieve results in a growing industry, then please submit an application today.

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