Our Story.

FREDWARD was formed in 2016 in response to a growing range of client data challenges that traditional consulting just couldn’t solve.

Since then, we’ve partnered with a number of the UK’s largest financial services organisations, helping them to transform their customer and operational experience, build resilience and meet their cost challenges.

Our clients include…

Why partner with us?

  • We pride ourselves on delivering practical solutions that work- giving you the perfect balance on quality, cost and delivery.
  • We work with our client’s tools, attempting to leverage existing technology where possible.
  • We are agile and can react quickly to change, but always delivery focused.
  • We believe in our solutions and stick around to support what we’ve delivered.
  • We have a deep understanding of financial data- when we say we understand your challenges, we mean it.
  • We are people centric with backgrounds in both operational and technology transformation- we know how to bring the best of an organisation together on a journey
  • We love what we do, and only take on projects when we know we can deliver substantial value.

Our Leadership Team.

We’re not just technologists. Each Fredward consultant has experience in front, middle or back office functions within Banks or other financial institutions.

Ashley Bragg
Ashley BraggManaging Director
Jon Allen
Jon AllenChief Financial Officer
Alice Alder
Alice AlderChief Operating Officer
Dhiresh Patel
Dhiresh PatelPartner, Consulting
Mark Bowden
Mark BowdenPartner, Data & Analytics
Paul Gilbert
Paul GilbertPartner, Consulting

Specialist consultants with a proven track record.

We offer an end to end delivery capability, providing specialists to help you navigate your data challenges…

Programme Delivery

  • Scaled agile or classic waterfall change, programme and release management capabilities.
  • Delivering forward thinking, cost conscious strategic planning to your initiatives.
  • Risk, issue and dependency management
  • Executive stakeholder management and project reporting

Business Architecture & Analysis

  • Specialist operational design and analysis resources providing innovative blueprints and strategies to resolve complex problems.
  • Working closely with your teams to ensure requirements coverage and traceability.
  • Gaining design approval and backing from both operational and technology stakeholders – bringing everyone on the journey.

Solutions Architecture & Development

Agile or waterfall development of bespoke tools using existing software typically available to end users within large financial institutions. Including:

  • Process Automation
  • Business Intelligence dashboard design in QlickView, SQL Server Reporting Services and SAS BI
  • SQL Server database design and implementation, ETL via SSIS
  • User interface development via Access, Excel VBA for data presentation and user interaction to database platforms
  • Web applications development in .NET Core

Analytics, Modelling & Reporting

  • Traditional management reporting – operational, risk, customer and financial
  • Data visualisation in established tools such as PowerBI and Tableau
  • Data tape preparation for portfolio sales and deleverage initiatives
  • Redress and compensation calculators for customer rectifications (e.g. product miss-selling)
  • Risk model build, testing and roll out (e.g. IFRS9, PD, LGD)
  • RWA calculation, optimisation and credit portfolio analysis (commercial and retail products)

QA, Governance & Controls

  • Specialist quality assurance and test automation
  • Data management policy design and roll out
  • Data quality metric design, assessment and compliance monitoring
  • Data cleansing and remediation
  • Automation of data monitoring tools into operational practice
  • Data process flow mapping, data lineage tracking and critical data element definitions

Discover how our passion for data can work for you.