Exceptional People

Experts in helping others to change effectively and continuously.

Cloud Kickers have been at the forefront of technological change since we started in 2016. We’ve doubled in revenue every year since.

With a firm basis in Lean Six Sigma DMAIC framework, we work to help business realise the true value of technological centric change.

Simon Kenworthy

Simon Kenworthy

Co-Founder CEO

Simon Kenworthy
Director, Cloud Kickers

While having been programming in various languages since 1992, Simon is differentiated by his ability to apply IT technology to manufacturing, Logistics and the supply chain management, with 20 years working and providing consulting services for over 30 organisations predominantly in manufacturing, logistics and retail. Since 2003 Simon has been developed in Lean, Six Sigma, and as a future leader as part of a leadership development program by http://www.horizonstalent.com

With 5 years supporting BPCS and other AS/400 based ERP solutions, 14 years experience implementing, rescuing, troubleshooting, simplifying SAP for over 30 customers ,and more recently 4 years in Microsoft Dynamics, his background in networking, databases and business intelligence provides an excellent basis for his work as data and integration architect on a number of high profile UK and international projects.Since 2016, Simon directs activities across each division of Cloud Kickers, in UK, Czech Republic, India and more recently in the U.S. His vision and expertise are fundamental to R&D activities and skills development across the team, which are focused on a core vision of helping organisations accelarate their digitalisation without introducing excessive cost, time or risk.

Daniel Lomas

Daniel Lomas

Co-Founder CTO

Daniel Lomas
Director, Cloud Kickers Devices

Daniel is an engineer of the highest calibre, leading high-end electronics design projects of global significance for the last decade

Daniel began his career in 2003 in high volume electronics, specialising in display modules for mobile phone industry. He went on to become European Engineering Manager for Sharp’s LCD and Camera Solutions division, providing high-end technical services and project management to some of the worlds largest corporations.

Michael Magann

Michael Magann

Director, Cloud Kickers (Corporation US)

Michael Magann
Director, Cloud Kickers (Corporation US)

A certified six sigma black belt, Michael is an intensely logical CIO/COO consultant specialising in Sales and Operations Planning, Supply Chain Management, Quality, Logistics Control and Information Technology

Michael established his CIO/COO career in the 1980s in the advent of MRP and MRP II, overseeing introduction of large scale warehouse optimisation and digitalisation with RF, opening of new manufacturing and distribution facilities of up to 1M Sq ft across the US and wholesale ERP replacements.

In the lead-up to the millennium Michael took on global solution architect roles on behalf of Atos Origin and later moved to a global project delivery position for an international engineering corporation where he has consistently delivered measurable operational improvement around the world.

Since 2016 Michael has lent his hand to the formation of the Cloud Kickers Group with the ambition to create a consultancy that truly supports corporations delivering solutions optimised and scalable for the digital revolution.

Dave Hewitt

Dave Hewitt

Head of Business Process Transformation

Dave Hewitt
Head of Business Process Transformation, Cloud Kickers

David quickly progressed his early career in the 1980s through various supervisory roles in engineering organisations, carrying out increasingly influential roles within supply chain management, leading operational improvement programs, implementing lean best practices and reducing cost and risk in the supply chain.

Since the 1980s operational projects have been year-on-year exponentially dependent upon advancements in ICT. Noticing this and by then an experienced and influential leader, in the years after the millennium David made a wholesale switch from presenting operational demand for ICT services to being a fundamental part of ICT service provision.

Since 2000, David has Overseen deployments in a 32 country international SAP project, has held critical governance roles in medical device manufacture, manufacture of high-end security and detection equipment, speciality engineering and telecommunications.

David has observed in the last decade that technology advancement has outpaced the typical pace at which projects are delivered. He notes that a key issue is that partnership based delivery models of large software vendors along with significant marketing budgets, is causing significant shortcomings and bias to advice available to organisations looking to adopt the latest technology solutions.

Since late 2016 David leads business process transformation at Cloud Kickers Group, supporting companies with attractively priced consultancy packages aimed at empowering organisations to make well informed decisions in IT/Digital solution design, procurement and delivery.

Steve Horne

Steve Horne

Technology and Platforms Division Lead

Steve Horne
Technology & Platforms Division Lead, Cloud Kickers

Steve is an end user computing evangelist and industry expert in containerisation and virtualisation.

Leading in the virtualisation space since 2005 and later consulting with VMware Steve has spent the last fi ve years breaking down barriers in end user computing.

Neil Sheppard

Neil Sheppard

Software Division Lead

Neil Sheppard
Cloud Kickers

Neil combines intimate operational knowledge in all areas of retail, since starting in the sector in the 1990s, with a profound understanding of IT and digital application design. He has seen retailers across the UK struggle to find their way towards digital clarity in the midst of immense pressure from disruptors such as Amazon, technological disruption driving change in consumer trends, lack of adequate data insight, platform and applications deficiency and a changing marketplace in IT provision.

The retail sector is a fantastic example in which technological advances introduced at a massive industrial scale by Microsoft, Amazon and Google have caused the majority of software vendors to announce currently market leading products as legacy, succeeding them with often under-developedproducts over-hyped as all-in-one retail solutions.

Neil now leads the software division at Cloud Kickers Group where he supports UK organisations transform IT service delivery from what we see as ‘IT as a Silo’ to ‘IT as a service’, a digital IT delivery for the 21st century.

Neil and the team at Cloud Kickers are expert at system disentanglement, providing packaged consultancy services to Retailers across the UK.

Andrew Kitchen

Andrew Kitchen

Creative Division Lead

Andy Kitchen
Creative Director, Cloud Kickers

Andy is a multi-skilled creative innovator with extensive experience in areas of branding, marketing, graphic design, practical thinking and business planning.

Alexander Sanins

Alexander Sanins

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Alexander Sanins
Cloud Kickers Devices

Skilled and motivated Senior Mechanical Engineer developing the next generation of mobile camera technology. Growing experience working in Asia with leading technology companies as part of multi-disciplinary and international teams. Highly skilled engineering professional with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

David Lomas

David Lomas

Senior Design Engineer

David Lomas
Senior Design Engineer

Over 40 years of experience within the defence industry encompassing a wide range of technologies and skills.

A versatile RF design specialist and experienced design authority for maritime communications, VLF, HF, VHF and UHF voice, video and data-link systems and Avionics, particularly ground to air communications. Design consultant on many projects and involved in trials and training.

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

Electronics Engineer

Catherine Hall
Cloud Kickers Devices

Electronics Engineer specialising in high-end camera technology for use in industrial applications.

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Senior R&D Physicist & Engineer

Nathan Smith
Senior R&D Physicist & Engineer

  • PhD from the University of Exeter in 2001 after studying the switching dynamics of liquid crystals.
  • Worked for Sharp Laboratories of Europe (part of Sharp Corporation) for more than 20 years developing technology for display applications. Filed >60 patents.
  • R+D highlights: Cholesteric films for displays, 3D optics, switchable privacy technology, LC display modes, RM films for displays.
  • XR Display technology development.
Andy Byrnes

Andy Byrnes

SAP Developer Services Lead

Andy Byrnes
SAP Developer Services Lead

Experienced Sap Advanced Business Application Programming Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in SAP Implementation, SAP FI, IDoc, SAP SRM, and SAP ERP. Strong information technology professional graduated from Cleveland Technical College, Middlesbrough.

Joe Chambers

Joe Chambers

Microsoft Dynamics Solution Architect

Joe Chambers
Microsoft Dynamics Solution Architect

Historically a distinguished member of solutions delivery at QAD, a leading ERP for manufacturers, Joe has been financials architect in Dynamics AX 2009, AX2012 and D365 for 10 years where he has supported many organisations in the public sector and private sector.

Srinivasa Velupula

Srinivasa Velupula

SAP S/4HANA Finance Consultant

Srinivasa Velupula
SAP S/4HANA Finance Consultant, Cloud Kickers

Over all 14+ Years of experience in SAP domain with key skills such as SAP Finance, COPC, COPA, CCA, PCA, Asset Accounting, FSCM, Treasury, Integration of SAP SD, MM, PP, PS, SAP BI/BPC. Expertise in Open Text (VIM). Expertise in SAP S/4HANA & C/4HANA in Cloud or On-Premise.

Over all 4+ Years of Business user & stakeholder experience. Successfully completed 4 end-to-end Greenfield implementation, one upgrade & several roll-outs.

Caroline Lomas

Caroline Lomas

Hardware Engineer

Caroline Lomas
Hardware Engineer, Cloud Kickers Devices

PhD in power electronics, with experience in embedded programming, schematic capture, board layout and camera verification.

Our consultants have led and worked on many high profile projects over the years across Manufacturing, Logistics and Retail.

Partners