What They Think

We were appointed to work with Neil & Superdry on a 5yr IT strategy. Working with Neil was highly enjoyable and also productive. Neil has the ability to make things happen, even with very tight deadlines, and still ensure the right stakeholders are involved. He has a great grasp of both programme and project management and it is safe to say our project would never have been a success without Neil’s involvement from the outset
Associate Director – Head of Partner and Client Services, Javelin Group
Neil did an excellent job for us at Debenhams, filling in a interim role as e-commerce project manager for our order management systems. He immediately made an impact in both his skill as a project manager and his ability to fit into a busy team and understand how we work. Neil was very willing to take on tasks to help his colleagues beyond what was expected. His end customers appreciated his clear and regular communication. He is able to work closely on the detail whilst keeping a higher level view. I appreciated his work ethic and advice.
Business Systems Manager – Debenhams
I employed Neil to fill a interim role working on our e-commerce systems.
Neil was extremely professional and well skilled in all aspect of the project management life cycle.
He built strong relationship with his stakeholders, internal projects teams and the various third parties involved, as part of a complex matrix management structure.
Neil showed great attention to detail, ensuring that he kept a close eye on tracking project progress and dealing with risks and issues to minimise project impact.
I would certainly use Rufus Blue’s services again to manage other projects
Head of Programmes – Debenhams
I worked closely with Neil over a number of months during my initial time within Debenhams. In that time I found him to be  excellent focused, driven, committed and full of ideas on how to improve ways of working with huge energy and passion.
Neil is an excellent communicator and displays great confidence in taking on challenges.
IT Development Manager – Debenhams
I worked with Neil on a complex ecommerce project in which Neil led a major stream of the work. He was proactive, good at planning and easy to get on with. One of the best project managers I’ve had the privilege of working with and certainly an asset to the project during his work on it.
Head of Testing – Debenhams
I have worked with Neil on a number of initiatives and each time I have been impressed in his drive, passion and professional approach both when managing the delivery, and with various sponsors/stakeholders, some of whom have been know for being difficult to please and have their expectations met. Neil has achieved this time and time again, which is why we pick him.

He drives the team especially well, keeping the core group motivated, whilst ensuring the correct level of communication goes out to the relevant groups involved in the delivery. He tracks and manages tasks and plans well, identifying where savings in both time and cost can be made, and pushing to make sure delivery targets are met. His organisation are a credit and I would recommend them to any organisation.

Service Development Manager – Orange UK
I have had the pleasure of working with Rufus Blue on various high profile projects at Orange. Neil is a great team player; a thoughtful leader; dynamic; enthusiastic and always works to deliver projects in order to deliver business benefit. I would not hesitate to engage Rufus Blue as they will deliver for your team and your business.
Head of Architecture – Orange UK
I have had the pleasure of working with the team many times over the last ten or more years. They are always highly motivated and well-organised, with a strong can-do approach. They have always got the job done on time, on budget, and exactly to specification. They maintain clarity and focus even in high-pressure situations, and always manage to remain calm where others fail to do so. Furthermore, the knowledge of the internet and software in general is broad; yet deep in specific areas such as web design, retail and marketing. Working alongside Neil, is a foregone conclusion that you will succeed.
Head of Contact Center’s – T-Mobile UK
Having worked with the Neil during a complex e-commerce and store Click-to-Chat deployment at Orange, I can thoroughly recommend them and their work. They successfully deployed two projects that ran parallel to each other and managed many internal and external stakeholders across different geographies. This was done in a cool calm and collected way. Neil’s great skill is not only communication and delivery, he builds lasting relationships with stakeholders which can prove invaluable.
Chief Commercial Officer – Talisma Software