What we do
Specialising in programmes and projects which have a high technical content we have experience across: Windows, Linux Variants, OSX, Dell, HP, Cisco, Citrix, EMC With significant experience of Software Development and Infrastructure rollout (including Data Centre Hosting at Vodafone, HP, BT, Telehouse, TSL sites) we aim to streamline the route to production and simplify what can often be a complex process.
We have a strong track record in delivering efficient, high quality and flexible data centre infrastructure. Whether driving through infrastructure or software solutions, we believed our "people first" culture pays dividends.
Lancar have experience with formal methodologies such as PRINCE2®, PMI and later day “Agile” variants such as Scrum and XP. In being able to adapt and plan to your requirements LANCAR projects deliver the high quality products you need.
Our approach to partnership working encompasses: business case; planning (MS Project, Excel); budgetary control; risk assessment; reporting; quality control and change management.
What our clients say
I have enjoyed working with Mark over the last year. He has delivered a number of technical projects for us in the infrastructure and information security space. Mark is a dedicated and high-energy project manager who combines a deep technical capability with great drive and a “nothing will stop me” attitude. Recommended. September 17, 2010
Mark is an extremely talented all rounder. He understands systems, issues and requirements holistically and can apply technology creatively to fulfil requirements. Mark is a first class professional who can apply himself to any role. January 13, 2010
Mark’s wealth of technical expertise combined with his natural leadership abilities and commitment make him a great manager. At Schawk, Mark was always approachable, receptive to new ideas and quick to empower the team creating a professional and challenging environment in which to work. December 10, 2007
I worked with Mark on the Allied Domecq project, where his knowledge proved invaluable in defining & building system infrastructure that delivered results. His down to earth character ensures clients & colleagues alike have a real understanding of solutions, even those with little know-how. In a nutshell, Mark will add value to your project! February 5, 2009
Mark provided solid project management at an important time in Crisp’s development as a company. Applying our unique IP into new markets via brand new products and services, together with rapid go to market timelines, meant his experience and discipline was invaluable and contributed to the resulting success of the company. March 10, 2010
Delivering the best service
Qualifications & Memberships
Lancar provide first class Technical Project Management across all sectors. Agile, nimble and passionate about the relationship with our clients we exceed expectation and deliver excellent service and outcomes. With over 15 years of experience on heterogeneous systems development, infrastructure implementation and systems integration we have the skills to drive your technology projects to market. Our aim is to always deliver the best service to our customers.
Working with UK's major Utilities suppliers
Lancar have completed several large scale projects for a well known Gas and Oil utilities organisation. The contracts undertaken have been across the group including all the major brands
- Major Switch, Router and Firewall refresh. High value multi-site project for major utilities organisation
- Major Wi-Fi refresh. High value multi-site project for major utilities organisation
- PMO supported utilising 6 stage gate a top PRINCE2® process
- Lancar managed from requirement, initial business case, site implementation to project closure
- Full governance model in place suited to high overall value of project
- Multi supplier management from procurement through install and test – Vodafone, C&WW, TSL, HP, Fujitsu
- Sites ranging from 24×7 call centres, power stations and gas storage facilities
Project managed co-lo data centre in Telehouse North.
Hardware procurement and installation to drive ROI whilst providing a flexible and scalable environment capable of supporting major organisations such as BSkyB, Sony Entertainment, Cartoon Network.
Project managed the integration of an acquired technology company, dealing with the migration of technologies, customers and legacy billing systems
Built a team consisting of highly technical development resource and online psychology researchers.
Responsible for performance and growth setting for this team. Utilising a scrum agile format drove velocity reporting back up the chain to the CEO
Delivered successful transfer of a key system developing Frito-Lay (Walkers Crisp, Lays) packaging in Europe.
A complex system integrating third party software and hardware, bespoke software developed with off shore resource in Chennai and shared service IT infrastructure in Chicago.
Managed the bespoke development and rollout of a C# / ASP.Net Project Management system that mapped to the seven gate packaging process within Allied Domecq.
Introduced 13 bespoke systems into leading FMCG such as Nestle, Interbrew, Kraft, re-engineering client processes to map to the software workflow, arranging onsite and offsite meetings from initial analysis through to UAT and rollout. Working with the sites in Leeds, Salford, Bristol, Belgium, Prague to introduce the client workflow systems into in house production.
Developed and managed a diverse range of projects.
Reporting into a CapGemini led change programme in intensive 6 month period to support newly won business of DWP Flexible New Deal contract:
Established a Managed MPLS network utilising BT IP Converge provision to 47 new offices.
Delivery of ISO 27001 project, including DWP audit on compliance with Information Systems Security Standards (ISSS), risk assessment and control via statement of applicability
Data Centre Project Management
IP Hosting and Application Project Management for the build out of infrastructure in tier 3 data centres. A new platform in support of large CUCM (21K user based) telephony estate, including but not limited to:
• Provision of Cisco CUCM cluster at 2 x DC’s - UCS chassis, extenders and blades
• Cisco Unity platform
• HP DL380 servers
• Migrating EMC 5700 to new EMC VNX 5800 storage array
• Installation of ESX, Microsoft and Red Hat products
• Solution and Service readiness testing
• Transition to live service via AILS process