About GBdirect: Some Background

GBdirect was formed as the result of nearly twenty years of collaborative working on the commercial application of information technology in its various forms. The founders, Mike Banahan and Andy Rutter, earned an outstanding international reputation in the field of strategic business consultancy during the previous fifteen years. It was their view that the time was right for a high-quality organisation that helps to make sense of the opportunities presented by the Internet. GBdirect focuses not only on the technology (naturally an important aspect) but also on how it can be used most appropriately.

As a result of many years working at high levels in organisations as diverse as Barclay's Bank, DHL, the U. S. Department of Defense, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Shell, B.P. and British Telecom (amongst many others) we can offer a deep understanding of the needs of business and the ways in which technology can be applied to business objectives.

Whether your organisation is a large multinational or a small business, we can bring the appropriate skills, experience and contacts to bear. Our marketing communications department can advise on appropriate ways to communicate your message, from a static brochure website, all the way through to hundreds of pages on on-line information updated minute by minute.

We believe that GBdirect offers excellence at every level, whether it be the delivery of technical consultancy, training, project implementation, or applying our experience working and research into successful Internet marketing techniques.

Our technical department has skills the equal of those anywhere in the world. There is nobody with more knowledge and experience of internetworking technology and its integration with business computer systems. For large projects we can draw on extensive industry contacts to involve specialist systems architects, project managers, analysts and programmers.

Before thinking about giving advice, we like to listen carefully to what our customers want and from that understanding we work hard to provide the advice that we would wish to receive if we were in the same situation.

We seek to form long term relationships with clients who take this medium seriously. With a full understanding of your goals, our experience and effort can put the refinement and achievement of those goals into practice. If you would like to find out more about us, we would be delighted to hear from you. We think you will find our ability to listen and think before proposing solutions makes a refreshing change!