Consulting Smart Ltd is a small but agile smart technologies consultancy and project management organisation with a payments and multi-application background dating back to the 1980’s, in Financial Services, Transport, Hospitality & Leisure, Sports Arenas, Local Authorities and other industries. We are a relatively young company with a small core team of specialists in card and mobile, but draw on a vast breadth and depth of experience from our consultants that many other larger organisations would aspire to.

Consulting
Consultancy

Over 25 years experience in the payment industry with Payment Networks, Issuers, Acquirers and disruptive technology providers for several payments channels including EMV, Chip & PIN Contactless, Mobile Contactless and Mobile Remote Payments.

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Services
Services

We offer a unique mix of previous experience, and knowledge of what is 'about to happen' in our industry. This means that our solutions are 'future proofed' as standard. We constantly exceed the expectations of our clients, providing exceptional value for money.

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Clients
Clients

Our clients incude global financial services businesses, football clubs, local and central government, universities and leisure facilities.

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Smart Stadia™
Smart Stadia™

Smart Stadia™, a division of Consulting Smart Ltd, specialises in the design development and implementation of stadia solutions that focus on increased revenue, cost savings and efficiency gains for the sports organisation and a richer experience for the customer.

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Consulting Smart is working with us in the identification of additional revenue generation via the use of smart card technology for our end client, a world class cruise operator.They are second to none both in their vision and expertise with this technology. Always professional and honest in advising us on what we need to hear to achieve our goalsMark BellingerMark Bellinger, CEO, Singularis Media Group

Smartran has used Consulting Smart Ltd as resource on a number of multi-application smart card scheme assignments in both the public and private sectors.

We have always found their experience and knowledge of the complex subject of multi-application schemes invaluable on our projects and our clients echo this view. In particular, Steve Beecroft whose knowledge base covers other emerging technologies including Near Field Communications has become a key member of our Team and regularly works on scheme projects and peer reviews.

We have no hesitation in recommending Consulting Smart Ltd for the development and implementation of a multi-application multi-vendor smart card scheme.

Kevin FarquharsonKevin Farquharson, Managing Director, Smartran Ltd

We are using Consulting Smart as our Subject Matter Experts in smart cards and they have been advising us on the best approach in developing a multi purpose supporter based smart card, that will improve the quantity and quality of our customer data and make back office operations more efficient whilst delivering a better customer experience. We have benefited from the advice and guidance that Consulting Smart Ltd have provided us with and look forward to a continued relationship with themStephen EbanksStephen Ebanks, Ticketing Manager, Coventry City Football Club

The Consulting Smart Team came in to assist American Express to develop and launch the first Mobile NFC project (ISIS participation - U.S. MNO collective of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile) globally for Amex. Consulting Smart were a critical asset to delivery for the foundational development and integration of Amex technologies to deploy NFC including the very first American Express payment applet and payment network specification. Steve Beecroft of Consulting Smart Ltd led the network, applet and specification development programme end to end and he and his team were the key driver in our success.Pratap GautamPratap Gautam, Director Innovative Payment Solutions, American Express

We engaged with Consulting Smart Ltd for almost 3 years at the American Express European Operations Head Quarters in Brighton during a period of significant expansion of the Card portfolio by moving into the Credit Card market thus attracting a younger demographic.

Consulting Smart’s role was to deliver the first stand-alone UK specific Credit Card (UK Blue) from business requirements gathering through to implementation. Timeframes were aggressive and expectations were high. Consulting Smarts Ltd, with their deep knowledge of the payment cards industry, brought a fun, hard working, professional and rigor. This resulted in superb handling of key stakeholder expectations and delivery of the “UK Blue Card” a product that outperformed all management and consumer expectations in the first 12 months and continues to be an important product for American Express. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Steve and the guys at Consulting Smart Ltd in the future.

Bee RobinsonBee Robinson, Program Director Business Reengineering, American Express