Martin P Wilson


Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration, Insight, IT

Facilitation and Mentoring for Success.


A summary sample of assignments undertaken by Solidus. This is only a taste as client confidentiality precludes making specifics generally available. However the scale and nature of the work shows the level at which Solidus operates. It does however provide the same level of professionalism for much smaller assignments and clients.

IT Technical Delivery/ Systems Integration

  • Major UK government department Large ERP Implementation(Oracle eBusiness) - £300million programme

Procurement of Systems and Services

  • Major UK government departments – typically £20+million

Create and Lead new Directorate or Function

  • Government technology agency (department budget more than £80million)
  • Criminall Justice Organisation

International implementation of Operational Support System

  • Start-up telecommunications company operating across Netherland, Belgium and Germany

National Customer Service Improvement Programme

  • UK retail bank
  • Solicitor

Strategic and Business Planning

  • Healthcare bodies – large and small
  • Government Education Agency
  • Small and medium-sized Enterprises
  • Voluntary or third sector bodies

Create Change programme and Governance

  • UK central government directorate - more than £200million programme
  • Government Department - More than £300million programme
  • Professional services

Stabilise Existing Projects

  • Government departments (several) - projects or programmes up to £350million
  • Telecommunications company, internationally.

Implement Data Warehouse or Business Intelligence

  • Blue chip FMCG company - UK
  • Health Trusts
  • Second-tier Accountants and Consultants

Turnaround/ Implement International Operational Support System

  • Start-up telecommunications company operating across Benelux and Germany
  • Government Departments
  • Health Organisation

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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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