Martin P Wilson


Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration, Insight, IT

Facilitation and Mentoring for Success.

Shadow of a doubt imageSolidus Limited has been closd down and Martin Wilson is now delivering similar services as an independent consultant under his own name. All contact details remain the same.

Without a shadow of doubt improvement to project management is often needed. Solidus is a consultancy that addresses all aspects of Project and Programme Management to achieve benefits for clients by delivering IT enabled business change. Solidus works successfully with major clients with very large and complex projects and programmes as well as others who wish to manage effectively...

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Martin P Wilson: Contact Details

formerly trading as Solidus Limited, now trading as M-dash and continuing to use the Solidus brand and domain for his management consultancy services.

11 Sandringham Drive, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3EA, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 115 871 9195

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Privacy and Sharing of Data

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At we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit, and how we safeguard your information.  We never sell your personal information to third parties.

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Martin P Wilson (trading as Solidus) takes copyright seriously and will protect its copyright and that of others who have provided material (with permission) for this site. Bear in mind that copyright covers not just the visible site but the underlying code that produces that view. All content on this site is therefore copyright with all the appropriate protection.

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Turning Service Development on its Head

As part of business planning assignment for a start-up company being spun out of a university department Solidus completely restructured the service offering and its development road map. The Professor originally envisaged proving his service to individuals via a web site and marketing through a highly developed professional network. However, the service was not sufficiently automated to cope with high numbers of individual customers. As a result the proposition was changed to begin with corporate clients who could support more hands-on servicing and would fund further automation to allow expansion into the individual market.

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Project Management Support

Solidus has provided top level management for some of the largest business change and IT projects in the UK and Europe. Running or reviewing projects with budgets of over £250million ($400million) is not unusual for Solidus; as are those of less than a £1million.

On behalf of clients of all sizes, Solidus directs and manages projects and programmes from proposal and business case through to delivery. Solidus has particular experience with complex stakeholdermanagement challenges and turning round difficult projects.Solidus undertakes Project Health Checks to catch problems early.

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Quick Thoughts

Has Military Action Ever Dissuaded Tyrants?

Syria - flagIn his speech before the war in Iraq Tony Blair, the UK Prime Minister, argued that not intervening would send a message that tyrants would feel at liberty to act without consequence. By military action in Iraq, he argued, those who would perpetrate atrocities would think twice. There would not seem to be any evidence, before or since, that would back up that contention.

We now have David Cameron, the current Prime Minister, making essentially the same arguments – do politicians ever learn from history?


Government Spending is not Driver of Growth

Parliament Square London IC02001If more public spending is the only way to create growth then surely governments have become too large a part of the economy? Government is about spending and has little to do with creating wealth.

The best government can do is move wealth from individuals and business to those who serve government.


Capped Bonuses, There May be Trouble Ahead

Politicians do not seem to be good at imagining unintended consequences. The cap on bankers’ bonuses, however popular, may be counter-productive in reducing risk.

Dark Stormy Skys and Beauty Often CoexistIf a smaller proportion of a trader’s income is at risk if a trade goes wrong they may pursue high-risk opportunities to get that big win. If it works they guarantee the full bonus and could also use it to negotiate a higher salary (and bonus) for the following year. If it fails the downside is limited by the capped bonus to a smaller part of overall income. At the end of the day traders are competitive and gamblers at heart so will they be more likely to pursue the big win when their own risk is limited?

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