The Difference is a boutique digital consultancy based in London. We believe digital competitive advantage results from an amalgam of technical capability, pragmatic vision, leadership and expert execution.
We operate in a similar manner to a law firm in charging our services on an per-hour basis. We provide an initial consultation free of charge but when we hit the billing phase we prefer to have a minimum allowance of 7 hours.
Yes. Dependant upon the nature of the project, the time required and agreed invoicing process.
In short, yes. In the years prior to setting up The Difference, Chris Johns has worked with numerous organisations, from Transport for London to SquareMeal. Building digital platforms and eco-systems for budgets of all sizes. Winning numerous awards along the way for work that his team has delivered. If you'd like to speak to a prior client prior to formally engaging us, we can put you in touch, so you can chat informally about their experience.
We're language agnostic as a digital strategy should not be defined by a programming language. We have many years of working with Opensource technologies (PHP, PostgreSQL, Laravel), most recently Chris was an Executive Director of an international SaaS business built on dot.net. We have also built layers between languages, enabling Opensource applications to integrate with dot.net.
We're happy to work with start-ups through to large conglomerates, what interests us is organisational purpose, drive and enthusiasm to achieve its vision.
We are happy to consider interim placements.
Hospitality (Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, Hybrids) and Smart Cities are sectors where we have significant experience but we have also worked with major engineering groups, booksellers, accountancy bodies, private equity fund administrators and global insurance groups.
No. Chris Johns has run numerous technical, project and sales teams. Collaborating with stakeholders to ensure that resources fully understand the objectives and implementing agile methodologies to get fast results.
We are based in London and happy to consider assignments across the UK and other English speaking jurisdictions internationally.
Chris Johns is the principal consultant, working with our network of experienced contacts, covering a broad skill-set, we are able to build and deploy teams to meet most requirements.
Yes, we will consider a fee/equity mix if we believe in the purpose of a start-up, the founding team and feel we can add significant value to the proposition.