Prolateral's head office (HQ) is based in Luton, Bedfordshire

Company Background

Formed in 2003, Prolateral Consulting Ltd is the new company produced by the merger of Crayfish Consulting and Techwise.CX.

TechWise.CX and Crayfish Consulting both formed in the 1990s as the result of identifying a need in the marketplace for high-quality, responsive IT support for small businesses. There are a large number of small and medium sized businesses who cannot justify highly experienced IT professionals on their payroll, but who would benefit greatly from the effective use of Information Technology and Security Services.

The founders of TechWise.CX and Crayfish Consulting, Ian Chilvers and Craig Fisher, cut their teeth in the explosive growth of the telecoms manufacturing industry. The telecoms boom of the 1990s required fast-moving effective solutions for global communication systems, and both Ian and Craig have held senior technical and board-level positions driving IT excellence for global information-driven companies.

With the decline in the telecoms market, it became clear that the experience and expertise gained in designing, implementing and managing business-driven IT systems could be of massive benefit to other businesses. Businesses that did not have the benefit of large budgets in order to learn from their own mistakes.

Crayfish Consulting and TechWise.CX shared their experience and skills with businesses to break down barriers within systems, and helped businesses reap the benefits from their investments.

Prolateral Consulting Ltd provides a proactive attitude to Information systems, combined with a “lateral thinking” approach to best-of-breed solutions. Prolateral is committed to the use of Open Standards and solutions focused on your business needs.

The team at Prolateral Consulting holds Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, and Cisco professional qualifications allowing the full spectrum of technologies to be employed where appropriate.

In addition the team have extensive project management and information systems security skills and experience.

Based in the newly refurbished Bramingham business centre in Luton, Bedfordshire just off the A6 and near Junction 11 of the M1 gives quick access to London and the north.


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