Our mission is to make connected planning simple for our clients using the Anaplan software
Anaplan Certified Employees
times EMEA Partner of the Year
Empowering business users with amazing technology
Bedford Consulting is the largest and longest-running sole Anaplan reseller and 2020 Anaplan Partner of the year for EMEA, specialising in project implementation, software sales and connected planning.
We believe passionately that the software we use should empower organisations to plan in a truly connected way, reducing time spent on data collation and preparation and enabling faster, connected decisions across the organisation.
Founded in 2008, we have been at the forefront of connected planning technology since our inception, firstly working with the IBM Cognos toolsets and moving to work with Anaplan in 2011. As one of the first Anaplan partners in the UK, we have been involved in implementations across all areas of the business in some of the world's largest companies.
We are engaged by clients throughout the entire project lifecycle and are heavily involved both in pre-sales and project delivery stages. We regularly conduct personalised Anaplan demos including bespoke proof of concept model builds. We spend our days building Anaplan models and we love to share that experience with our clients.
Chief Executive Officer
Cathal joined Bedford in 2008, firstly deployed in the Customer Success team before going on to lead that team as Customer Success Director. Cathal then took on a role as Chief Customer Officer at Bedford with our customer base continuing to grow exponentially, where Cathal's prime responsibility was to ensure the successful onboarding, delivery and long term success strategies for those clients.
As a co-owner, Cathal has been influential in the growth of Bedford, inspiring a strong brand of loyalty in the customers we work with and ensuring everything we do as a company is focused on quality.
Now as CEO of Bedford, Cathal leads the Executive Leadership Team to ensure a seamless relationship between the supporting processes in Sales, Marketing & Customer Success.
Neil is co-founder and Executive Chairman at Bedford Consulting.
Having graduated from Dublin City University with a first class honours degree in Financial and Actuarial maths, Neil joined Deloitte in Belfast where he met co-founder Stephen McKittrick and was introduced to the Cognos Enterprise Planning product.
Having worked with Cognos for a number of years, Neil was the leading light in introducing Bedford to Anaplan in 2011 and has worked tirelessly since to build the most recognisable Anaplan practice in the UK.
Achieving double digit year on year growth, Neil has led Bedford with a steady hand for the last 10 years, focusing on all areas of the business from pre-sales through to project implementation and go-live before becoming Executive Chairman in 2020.