We’re out to create the most sought-after technology consultancy, where people thrive by being themselves.
'In our experience, too many companies stifle people’s individuality with expectations or conventions about how people should dress or communicate, often in outdated stereotypes that aren’t so relevant today. 101 Ways is a place where what really matters is the experience our consultants bring to the table and how we work with others, not how shiny someone’s shoes are or how big their job title is. We select our projects carefully, making sure we are good partners for our clients and vice versa. We're not resources, we're 101.
why we started
To build great teams
to build great products.
When our founder, Kelly Waters, was working as Chief Technology Officer for a large media organisation, he found that one of the biggest challenges he faced was building the right teams of people to deliver effective product outcomes.
Although he could turn to outside consultants or specialist tech recruiters to help fill gaps for him, in general, he found that there was something missing in their approach.
That ‘something’ gave Kelly the idea to start 101 Ways…
At 101 Ways, we hand-pick highly experienced individuals to work in teams on specific projects on a contract basis. We take great care to match the right people to the right roles - not only in terms of skill set but also in terms of culture, outlook and ways of working.
Once we bring people on board, we support and manage them through the life of the contract. In our experience, this gets people up, running and doing great work we can all be proud of more effectively.
what's in a name?
"There are 101 Ways to do anything, so sometimes you just need some expert help",
Kelly Waters, Founder & CEO - 101 Ways
Our name was inspired by the belief that there are many ways to solve a problem and that there’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’. When it comes down to it, it’s having experience on your side and knowing how people work well together that makes the difference.
here are some of the steps we've taken along the way...
Kelly started 101 Ways as an independent interim director
Emma joined as our first associate consultant
Started providing consultants for leadership in clients
Devon joined to take over Kelly’s role at Elsevier so he could focus on growing 101
Zane joined as COO to help ramp up the business
First popup team started at Just Eat
Second popup team at Just Eat
Started providing teams to Tesco
More leadership roles at Elsevier
50 people after one year of growth
More new clients, now 70 people