Our current and previous clients do a better job of singing our praises than we can.
When we needed to majorly redesign our database we chose Breeze not because of cost or timescales, but because of Scott.
From the very beginning Scott seemed to 'get' the way that we as a company operated. From the first fact
finding meeting, to initial proposal, to completed project, Scott has shown a clear understanding of
the unique processes and requirements of our business, and come up with clever and innovative ways to
achieve these. If I have had a problem I can't see a solution to, I have been able to call Scott and
brainstorm it and along with Joe they have always come up with a functional, viable solution. He has
been extremely mindful of our budget, and as the project grew along the way has provided clear costs
and timescales for the new work, as well as making suggestions for changes that could be made free of
charge. I have been extremely pleased with the service and support we have received from Breeze and would
have no hesitation recommending them.
Nina Neicho - Capital Pleasure Boats
Breeze approached this project with an open mind and with pragmatic flexibility. The objectives of Origin are simple,'to
deliver a mobile software solution that enables staff provide comprehensive and responsive service to
Leeds Fed customers anywher'. What I find a very useful process in particular is when Leeds Fed comes
up with new set of requiremets and rather than Breeze-IT just developing it a good deal of scrutiny is
applied which inevitably leads to a better finished product since the overall complexity and integration
is taken into account. The availability of Breeze-IT to support the system is second to none. Issues
are quickly analysed and resolved often on the same day when logged.
Lukas Bisek, IT Manager - Leeds Federated Housing Association
We have used Breeze IT to build a database of our expanding clientele and we are extremely happy with the results. Due to
their understanding of our needs and building a workable database to our specifications, our day to day
running of the business is running more smoothly than ever before. Breeze are always there to assist
us if we have any queries and are always happy to help. We are more than happy to recommend them to any
business looking for help with their IT solutions.
Samantha Severn - Bulldog Security Ltd
Breeze brought our support system right up-to-date and made it much easier for the users to understand. I was amazed how
few support calls we received following the implementation. Breeze did a great job of re-designing the
system to better meet our changing needs. The new system is clear and easy to use giving us more time
to support our service users which is what we are here for. Sure was already an embedded system and changing
a solution that users old and new were very happy with.
Tony Phythian, Business Systems Manager, Housing with Care and Support - Nottingham Community Housing Association
For the last 18 months the team from Breeze-IT have brought an energy and steady flow of ideas to help us tackle complex
business and technical challenges. They took time to understand our needs and then expertly turned this
into action right from idea/concept stage, through prototypes and then final delivery – consistently
delivering on time and to budget. Their professional yet friendly approach, combined with an obsessive
attention to detail, along with their flexibility and on-going support has been everything we could have
wished for in our engagement.
Carlos Osorio, Director of Payments Place - TDX Group
Since the development of the Breeze database CMBOR has been able to achieve a noticeable increase in efficiency and productivity
with increased data accuracy and coverage. This in turn has brought the benefits of faster times to market
which is beginning to feed through to greater customer product acceptance and increased sales. With the
continued support of Breeze we have now started to move to the next stage of development offering our
financial backers and the wider private equity market greater access to our data.
Rod Ball - The Centre for Management Buy-Out Research (CMBOR)
Having decided we required a bespoke system that fitted our business rather than try to fit our business into an off the
shelf programme we met with a number of IT solution providers. Breeze quickly understood our business
and our requirements making them easily our first choice. Over the last five years we have not once regretted
our decision. As our business has developed we have continued to enjoy working with Breeze who still
remain as enthusiastic and committed as day one. Their edge is simple; they do what they say they are
going to do at the price they said they would do it at. We continue to be impressed.
Carl Topper - Emerald Produce
From our first meeting with Breeze-IT, they understood very quickly our business requirements and approached this initial
consultation and all future communications in a professional and assured manner. They made our vendor
selection process easy by responding to us with a visual prototype and formal specification that demonstrated
they had totally understood our bespoke software requirements based on the information we had provided.
The work was completed and delivered when they said it would be and was almost exact to specification, any issues or changes from the initial specification were dealt with efficiently and flexibly. They have consistently produced high quality work, done to exacting standards, and maintained a friendly and professional service throughout the project. Ongoing support since project completion has also been excellent, any issues or questions have been dealt with almost immediately.
Breeze have delivered a solution that is intuitively designed, meeting our business requirements perfectly, this was done within a timescale that suited our needs and at a cost effective price.
Matt Bateman, IT Infrastructure Manager - Manthorpe Engineering Ltd
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the SuRe application, over time, has actually cost us a lot less than some of our
other mainstream software products we have purchased. By the time I had added up annual user licensing
and support, upgrade and modification costs, typical of all our 'off the shelf' systems, I realised that
commissioning a bespoke development was a very wise move. SuRe plays a critical role within this department
and if the past is anything to go by then I have no hesitation in commissioning Breeze IT for further
bespoke software development projects.
John Bartle, Assistant Director - Nottingham Community Housing Association
I have found Breeze very good at getting involved with the numerous developments we've done in the last five years. Specifically
their ability to help guide the functional specification in order to deliver a system that is fit for
its purpose. For example the latest project CRM developed in Silverlight is a great example where numerous
idea from Breeze helped the system to become really successful. The level of success here is reflected
by what the users of the system say.
The after sales support is second to none. Any issues are being resolved usually pretty much immediately after the call is logged and because the support is provided by the people who wrote the software, there are no knowledge gaps and or delays in either fixing the problem or rolling back to a previous version. Upgrades are usually completed outside of “core” working hours at no extra cost, thus reducing system down time.
Breeze are a professional software development company and I would be only happy to recommend their services to anyone who is looking for a solid software business solution.
Lukas Bisek, IT Manager - Leeds Federated Housing Association
Having just returned from our Farmer Conference, where we launched the app to the wider public, I would like to express our
thanks for the work you and all your colleagues have put into achieving our rather tight time schedule.
The whole project was obviously a new venture for us and I thank you for guiding us through the process
with efficiency and with honesty with regard to realistic expectations and limitations. Having cautioned
against the possibilities of getting certain aspects completed in time you achieved all our targets,
with a number of corrections and adjustments fitted in as well. The app was well received by our customers
and we have already had good, positive feedback both in the conference hall and through the feedback
procedure within the app. There was a general feeling that the graphical presentation and clarity of
the app was highly professional and once again I have to thank you for taking my rather basic layout
and turning it into such a well received end product. I hope to catch up with you in the next few days
but in the meantime please would you pass on my thanks to the rest of your team.
Neville Styles, Field Based IT Support - H.L. Hutchinson Ltd
Breeze IT have been an exemplary supplier of bespoke software. The Management Information System built for us was completed
on time, under budget and to a rigorous, ever-changing specification. The approach taken to finding a
solution was very accommodating; any requirement we had was accepted and dealt with without fuss or issue,
even considering the restraints of public sector development. Regular meetings and day-to-day contact
with the Project Manager ensured the project was always on track and to schedule. Software updates have
been developed and issued without problem, all of them deployed 'out of hours' to help minimise the disruption
to users. Product support and maintenance has been fantastic, all problems are dealt with promptly with
a member of the team explaining how the problem occurred and what the eventual solution was. Even when
an overzealous end-user is to blame the response is still as courteous and helpful!
Dean Shaw, IT Manager - EMDA
I particularly like the fact that the directors of Breeze are hands-on and directly approachable. There is no disconnect
between the sales side of the business and the production side and as a result Breeze have always delivered
what they said they would deliver, on time and on budget.
Breeze have always put forward wire-frame models of possible solutions, for us to examine and change before too much time and effort has been put into development work – a big plus, especially in the public sector where there can be 'many chefs trying to cook the same dish' ...I've also found that Breeze have been very resilient and patient in dealing with frequent changes to original specifications.
Breeze has always been proactive in suggesting solutions for client's software problems, and where possible making use of existing code to cut development time and costs. We have relied totally on the Breeze expertise in web-based software solutions, and have never been disappointed.
Fred Forshaw, Business Support Information Manager - EMDA
Breeze IT, especially our main contact “Scott Baker” have always delivered an honest, uncomplicated service. Ensuring their
customer needs are at the forefront of what they deliver really stands out and helps us to deliver our
service to our customer needs. The team have always been at hand to offer support and always deliver
within an agreed acceptable timescale. Excellent knowledge of IT products and people services.
Michelle Graham, Team Leader - NEESPR
Over the years we have developed a complex yet effective paper system to control our jobs from enquiry to invoice. The only
drawback is the system is very labour intensive with a great deal of information duplicated on several
As we already have an internal computer network, we decided to approach a number of companies to create an electronic system to do the same job as our paper system.
We did not initially go with breeze-it as they were not around at the time and the company we chose made all sorts of promises that their system would do what we wanted.
After six months of frustration and disruption we cancelled their contract and were still no further forward towards getting what we wanted. We were also extremely disillusioned and sceptical of all so-called specialist bespoke software companies after being let down so badly.
We were approached by breeze-it who, right from the start gave us the impression that they were the right people for us. They took the time not only to analyse our paper system but also the people who operate it and came up with a proposal that would work and be easy to use. Their specification and quotation itemised every single element so we could see exactly what we were getting and how much it would be.
Although cost was not an important issue, we noted that their price was lower than other companies we approached. We decided to place the order with breeze-it because of their professionalism, the care they took in understanding exactly what we wanted and the confidence they gave us.
The Client Management System they introduced was produced in stages so that we knew exactly what was happening and when. The package is an extremely complex and powerful system behind the scenes but all we see are clear, easy to understand screens which make data entry and retrieval simple. The new system has cut time drastically and makes information on any job or client available to everyone who needs it at the click of a mouse. As a result, our business is more efficient and productive.
We are delighted with the system breeze-it designed for us and would recommend anyone to contact them, even if you think your existing system is good, breeze-it could make it better.
Mark V. Charles MIIRSM, Director - PC Contractors
We are pleased to provide a positive reference on Breeze IT based on the quality of the work they have undertaken on our
behalf. Having used Breeze IT on a range of commissions since  relating to database & intranet
developments, we have been satisfied on cost, deliverability and end solutions on all projects. Our experience
suggests that they are able to take complicated briefs and produce applications that fully incorporate
stated requirements, irrespective of the complexities of the business issues. Breeze IT are currently
working on a major project on our behalf which is progressing as anticipated, and we would fully expect
to continue to use them in the future for a range of software projects.
Peter Smith, Chief Executive - Freeth Cartwright LLP
Having tendered for and won the Phase 3 development contract for the One North East Service Provider Register, the Agency
have found Breeze-IT to be extremely effective in translating ideas into a 'prototype' – this involved
producing screenshots to assist with how the final solution might look. This then informing the functional
specification document which was used as a basis for the design of our database. During implementation
they have listened to feedback from end users and made adjustments as well as putting forward their own
ideas based on vast experience in this area. Their project management has been effective helping them
to meet all deadlines and outputs to date. During use of the database, response times regarding queries
has been excellent and solutions effective.
Gordon Jackson - One NorthEast
I believe the app is brilliant and I really appreciate all your hard work in helping us to reach a very tight deadline. We
had very positive feedback at the conference and it was a great way to finish the conference with the
launch of the app by Andrew McShane. Many thanks once again.
Dave Ellerton - H.L. Hutchinson Ltd
As Director of the University of Nottingham Institute for Enterprise and Innovation at Nottingham University Business School
I am pleased to recommend Breeze IT for the highly professional and competent service that they provide.
I approached Breeze IT last summer with a particularly complex database problem. This referred to the development of a real time, online business survey that is due to become operational in February. Put simply the survey is required to register new panelists and send out monthly e-mail links to the live panel so that these businesses can complete a predetermined questionnaire on line. Results are then stripped out, analysed and illustrated in a wide variety of graphical analyses. The graphs react instantly as new responses are received thus providing a perfectly up-to-date picture of business views on the issues covered in the questionnaire. The actual detailed specification of the software was far more complex but the above is sufficient to indicate the highly sophisticated nature of the task to be completed. Breeze IT interviewed me twice to gather the logistical information that they required and very quickly generated a full specification for me to approve. I was consulted and kept up-to-date at each stage of development. Breeze IT were particularly concerned to provide realistic estimates of timetabling and outcomes. They also explained precisely the costs that would arise and their incidence. As further developments of the underlying concept occurred to me, Breeze IT were able to respond quickly in specifying the extra work involved, the cost and the timetable. This flexibility has been particularly appreciated as the nature of the project has evolved.
I have experience, sometimes painful, of working with other software companies. In their genuine desire to please they have sometimes overestimated their own technical competence or underestimated the time that software development may take in practice. To date my experience of Breeze IT has involved neither of these experiences.
Professor Martin Binks - University of Nottingham Institute for Enterprise and Innovation