Blue Stone was born out of an ongoing collaboration between its founding directors, with over 60 years IT experience in one form or another between them. We have practical experience in a wide variety of sectors: from manufacturing, distribution, rental, construction and service industry companies through systems houses, hardware and software suppliers to IT and business consultancy organisations. Our combined skill base, supported by a highly integrated team of like-minded professionals, represents a powerful organisation, able to offer high quality services covering the many facets of business and information technology consultancy demanded by modern business. The resumés of our directors, and how to contact them, are set out below.

Steve Bellfield

Steve Bellfield

As well as being a key leader in the consultancy team Steve is responsible for the sales & marketing activity of the company and should be your first point of contact if you are considering using Blue Stone’s services. He specialises in bringing clarity to complicated situations, recognising that handling the people issues in any large project is at least as important as tackling the technology challenges.

His IT career began with implementing one of the first ERP systems of its day OMAC-29 at GEC-Avery, and progressed though demanding IT roles with Johnson Matthey, Babcock Transformers and McDonnell Douglas Information Systems. His deep understanding therefore comes from having been a buyer, seller, user, business analyst, IT manager and business consultant, and from his detailed experience of ERP system implementations in manufacturing, distribution, service, construction and specialist rental/hire sectors.

Steve is an invaluable resource to help plan any IT or business strategy, acquisition, commercial or contractual negotiation or implementation project. Or, if you have a ‘problem’ project, Steve’s troubleshooting skills and experience have been brought to bear in in dealing with often complex commercial disputes and generally getting projects back on track.

Paul Bridges

Paul bridges

Paul is responsible for the management & development of the consultancy team. Over the life of the company, our clients’ needs have grown and become more diverse, and it is therefore his job to ensure that we have the resources and ‘brainware’ to deliver what is needed. Paul is the person to talk to if you are interested in working with Blue Stone.

Paul’s early career was in production management with Smiths Industries, a blue-chip technology company. During this period, as well as gaining experience in production and inventory management, he was also involved in the implementation of a large information system. With this experience he moved into management consultancy with P-E Inbucon, one of the UK’s leading independent consulting firms. In 1990 he joined the RTZ corporation as a business systems manager. When Caradon took over RTZ’s industrial interests in 1994, he helped that Group manage its Total Quality programme before becoming Director of Business Re-engineering for one of Caradon’s major divisions.

Since then he has specialised in IT strategy, process redesign, system selection and project management, all of which he has carried over into Blue Stone. Paul is also involved in reviewing and negotiating contracts for our clients, aimed at achieving advantageous agreements with attractive commercial terms, based on his thorough familiarity with the supplier marketplace.