Ambitious businesses of any size need outstanding IT leaders. Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT directors. We work exclusively in the SME and mid-market sectors providing our clients with clear IT strategies, helping drive their growth, and providing peace of mind.
Our team are carefully selected, first class IT leaders with outstanding records, who have the passion and culture to fit with ambitious, smaller businesses. We are more than interims, consultants or freelancers - we are impartial IT directors who become a part-time, long-term member of your senior team at a fraction of the cost of a full-timer.

Ambitious businesses of any size need outstanding IT leadership, but for smaller organisations it is simply not practical or cost-effective to employ a first rate IT director full-time.

One of our Principals will join your senior team to:

We are a team of business-focussed, first class IT leaders who love to work with ambitious businesses to make IT make a difference for you. We are on your side and we are in it for the long haul.

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Clients engage a Freeman Clarke "fractional" or part-time IT Director to create business-focussed IT strategies, to lead IT innovation and change, to manage internal staff, costs and external suppliers and to ensure reliability and continuity.

 


Our clients often ask us to help with:

  • stuck projects – we bring experience, confidence and authority to shape projects, simplify issues and options and get things moving
  • IT team gaps and weaknesses – we address issues, lead, organise and manage
  • supplier selection and management – we help make the right choices to get you value and quality
  • vision and communication – we establish simple, appropriate roadmaps and strategies that everyone understands
  • integration challenges – we make end-to-end business systems, processes, technology, data and reporting work together
  • bespoke software – we provide expert direction for suppliers or internal teams to achieve fast, reliable, future-proofed systems
  • risks and compliance – we ensure you make informed choices, have appropriate solutions and are compliant with regulations and contracts.

We are not a recruitment agency, a solo freelancer or a “hit and run” consultancy. Every Principal in our team has been hand-picked through a long and detailed selection process.

We are on your side and we are in it for the long-haul.

AN AMBITIOUS BUSINESS NEEDS AN OUTSTANDING IT LEADER.

Please contact us here to find out more.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US:

They have always provided honest and clear advice, guidance and support to the senior team.
We now have a thriving new business which would simply not otherwise have been possible.
They have become a trusted partner...
They have set technology strategy, defined solutions and helped us form technology partnerships, as well as contributing to our wider board discussions.
Freeman Clarke were crucial to the successful transformation of our IT.
Their Principal oversaw and directed the project and led us through a potentially difficult product and supplier selection negotiation.
Freeman Clarke provided detailed technical knowledge and the business focus to make all this possible.
…their part-time model means the price point works very well and given us access to specialist IT expertise we could never have afforded…
We are not and don't want to be a technology company, Freeman Clarke bridged this gap with their part-time IT Director role...
...helping us raise our sights to new ideas and opportunities...
...trusted advice, assistance and leadership...
...he also dealt with the vital task of keeping the business objectives in view and keeping everyone on-board...
Having someone completely independent and trusted who understands both the business and the technology has proved to be a significant business enabler.
They have had a pivotal role in helping us develop our business model.
They excel at delivering corporate-grade IT management and strategy, and we are very happy to recommend them.
Freeman Clarke were only interested in helping our business, rather than having any tie-in to any products or suppliers.
He had the confidence, experience and authority to make this happen...
He has become a valued and committed member of our senior team.
From the outset, they felt like part of the team and have helped drive and contribute to all aspects of our success.
Freeman Clarke give us access to a first-class individual...
They have felt like a core member of the team and coached others so we even benefited when they were not on site.
He brings deep experience of software development...
Freeman Clarke helped us really understand our objectives, clarify the options, and turn this into a plan of action.
They take our business as seriously as we do.
We needed someone with expertise, confidence and authority to deliver our plans...
…an enduring relationship that has delivered significant value to us whilst keeping our costs under tight control…
Freeman Clarke helped us understand and identify a 'best-fit' technology roadmap which has been incredibly useful in business planning
They have always provided honest and clear advice, guidance and support to the senior team.
We now have a thriving new business which would simply not otherwise have been possible.
They have become a trusted partner...
They have set technology strategy, defined solutions and helped us form technology partnerships, as well as contributing to our wider board discussions.
Freeman Clarke were crucial to the successful transformation of our IT.
Their Principal oversaw and directed the project and led us through a potentially difficult product and supplier selection negotiation.
Freeman Clarke provided detailed technical knowledge and the business focus to make all this possible.
…their part-time model means the price point works very well and given us access to specialist IT expertise we could never have afforded…
We are not and don't want to be a technology company, Freeman Clarke bridged this gap with their part-time IT Director role...
...helping us raise our sights to new ideas and opportunities...
...trusted advice, assistance and leadership...
...he also dealt with the vital task of keeping the business objectives in view and keeping everyone on-board...
Having someone completely independent and trusted who understands both the business and the technology has proved to be a significant business enabler.
They have had a pivotal role in helping us develop our business model.
They excel at delivering corporate-grade IT management and strategy, and we are very happy to recommend them.
Freeman Clarke were only interested in helping our business, rather than having any tie-in to any products or suppliers.
He had the confidence, experience and authority to make this happen...
He has become a valued and committed member of our senior team.
From the outset, they felt like part of the team and have helped drive and contribute to all aspects of our success.
Freeman Clarke give us access to a first-class individual...
They have felt like a core member of the team and coached others so we even benefited when they were not on site.
He brings deep experience of software development...
Freeman Clarke helped us really understand our objectives, clarify the options, and turn this into a plan of action.
They take our business as seriously as we do.
We needed someone with expertise, confidence and authority to deliver our plans...
…an enduring relationship that has delivered significant value to us whilst keeping our costs under tight control…
Freeman Clarke helped us understand and identify a 'best-fit' technology roadmap which has been incredibly useful in business planning
They have always provided honest and clear advice, guidance and support to the senior team.
We now have a thriving new business which would simply not otherwise have been possible.
They have become a trusted partner...
They have set technology strategy, defined solutions and helped us form technology partnerships, as well as contributing to our wider board discussions.
Freeman Clarke were crucial to the successful transformation of our IT.
Their Principal oversaw and directed the project and led us through a potentially difficult product and supplier selection negotiation.
Freeman Clarke provided detailed technical knowledge and the business focus to make all this possible.
…their part-time model means the price point works very well and given us access to specialist IT expertise we could never have afforded…
We are not and don't want to be a technology company, Freeman Clarke bridged this gap with their part-time IT Director role...
...helping us raise our sights to new ideas and opportunities...
...trusted advice, assistance and leadership...
...he also dealt with the vital task of keeping the business objectives in view and keeping everyone on-board...
Having someone completely independent and trusted who understands both the business and the technology has proved to be a significant business enabler.
They have had a pivotal role in helping us develop our business model.
They excel at delivering corporate-grade IT management and strategy, and we are very happy to recommend them.
Freeman Clarke were only interested in helping our business, rather than having any tie-in to any products or suppliers.
He had the confidence, experience and authority to make this happen...
He has become a valued and committed member of our senior team.
From the outset, they felt like part of the team and have helped drive and contribute to all aspects of our success.
Freeman Clarke give us access to a first-class individual...
They have felt like a core member of the team and coached others so we even benefited when they were not on site.
He brings deep experience of software development...
Freeman Clarke helped us really understand our objectives, clarify the options, and turn this into a plan of action.
They take our business as seriously as we do.
We needed someone with expertise, confidence and authority to deliver our plans...
…an enduring relationship that has delivered significant value to us whilst keeping our costs under tight control…
Freeman Clarke helped us understand and identify a 'best-fit' technology roadmap which has been incredibly useful in business planning
They have always provided honest and clear advice, guidance and support to the senior team.
We now have a thriving new business which would simply not otherwise have been possible.
They have become a trusted partner...
They have set technology strategy, defined solutions and helped us form technology partnerships, as well as contributing to our wider board discussions.
Freeman Clarke were crucial to the successful transformation of our IT.
Their Principal oversaw and directed the project and led us through a potentially difficult product and supplier selection negotiation.
Freeman Clarke provided detailed technical knowledge and the business focus to make all this possible.
…their part-time model means the price point works very well and given us access to specialist IT expertise we could never have afforded…
We are not and don't want to be a technology company, Freeman Clarke bridged this gap with their part-time IT Director role...
...helping us raise our sights to new ideas and opportunities...
...trusted advice, assistance and leadership...
...he also dealt with the vital task of keeping the business objectives in view and keeping everyone on-board...
Having someone completely independent and trusted who understands both the business and the technology has proved to be a significant business enabler.
They have had a pivotal role in helping us develop our business model.
They excel at delivering corporate-grade IT management and strategy, and we are very happy to recommend them.
Freeman Clarke were only interested in helping our business, rather than having any tie-in to any products or suppliers.
He had the confidence, experience and authority to make this happen...
He has become a valued and committed member of our senior team.
From the outset, they felt like part of the team and have helped drive and contribute to all aspects of our success.
Freeman Clarke give us access to a first-class individual...
They have felt like a core member of the team and coached others so we even benefited when they were not on site.
He brings deep experience of software development...
Freeman Clarke helped us really understand our objectives, clarify the options, and turn this into a plan of action.
They take our business as seriously as we do.
We needed someone with expertise, confidence and authority to deliver our plans...
…an enduring relationship that has delivered significant value to us whilst keeping our costs under tight control…
Freeman Clarke helped us understand and identify a 'best-fit' technology roadmap which has been incredibly useful in business planning

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Our clients often ask us to help with:

It’s about a long-term, individual commitment to your business success. Our team are backed by our methods and benchmark data, and work together to form a unique pool of world class expertise.
We’re not a recruitment agency, a solo freelancer or a “hit and run” consultancy. We are a team of experts, backed by our methods and data, to form a unique pool of expertise. Our strategy is to work with you indefinitely because we make your business more successful.