A word about our purpose and values
Every organisation wants to improve its decision making and profitability. And pretty much every organisation is sitting on the data required to do this. They may not understand how to apply the data they have or they may simply be daunted by the amount of data and don’t know where to start.
Surprisingly, data analysis need not be expensive and is open to organisations of every size, not just large corporates. It is our purpose to help improve as many organisations as we can through data analytics. There is no greater enjoyment than seeing our clients and staff develop and grow in the way that they want to.
Values are important to us because they give you the confidence to allow us access to confidential information about your organisation. We recognise that the use of data is a highly sensitive matter. Our number one value and priority is total transparency in how we use your data. This includes explaining exactly what we are doing, how we are using it, and making sure that your customers and clients are aware of anything we are doing with their data and getting their express permission to use it.
Our other key values are:
- To provide the highest possible quality of service. To this end, we will only work with a limited number of clients at any one time. We wish to delight our clients, and will not detract from this by chasing quantity instead of quality.
- True independence. We do not use proprietorial software and will use the most appropriate software for your business.
- Our remaining values are the ones that you would expect: openness, honesty, fairness, courtesy and trust.
Information is the oil of the 21st Century and analytics is the combustion enginePeter Sondergaard, previously Head of Research for Gartner
Tim believes that good use of data in a way that is consistent with a business’s objectives is vital now and will become more and more crucial in the years ahead.
Tim founded Modus in mid 2018 after selling his last business, an accountancy practice, in 2017. He set up Modus due to a long-standing interest in data analytics, artificial intelligence and the use of technology to improve processes.
Tim has more than 30 years’ experience in business and professional practice. This has included working in a number of sectors including professional services, retail and the not for profit sector. In each of these, the application of data, processes and systems has played a key role in his approach to the challenges faced. His previous roles include being managing director of Clark Howes Group (chartered accountants and business advisors), CEO of Watford Football Club and CEO of Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. He has also held and continues to hold various non-executive director and advisor positions with businesses in a variety of sectors including Watford Palace Theatre (vice chairman), Truckcom Systems Limited, Central and Metropolitan Estates Limited and Graven Hill Village Development Company Limited.
Tim’s varied career across a number of sectors has enabled him to gain wide experience, including:
- Helping to build and sell businesses
- Development of strategy
- Implementation of data management and finance systems and business processes
- Use of internal and external data to improve profitability
- Leading professional practices and not for profit organisations
- Reorganisation of a retail organisation to return it to profit
Tim is married and has three grown up children. His interests include all sports, particularly football, cricket and golf, as well as playing the piano and bridge.
Accreditations and Memberships
- ACA (Chartered Accountant), CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser), Qualified Commercial Mediator.
“Much is being made of how high street retail is dead, but good retailers thrive. These are the ones that know what their customers want and use analytics to help with all parts of their business” Barry Dass
Barry has more than 35 years’ experience in setting up and successfully running businesses in the fashion and FMCG sectors across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, India, Russia and USA. His previous roles include managing director of the iconic clothing brand Sterling Cooper and head of UK operations for Danish fashion brand CCDK.
Barry is now involved in promoting UK inward investment particularly from India. He advises and assists overseas organisations and individuals who wish to expand their operations in the UK, with a key focus on:
- Investment to citizenship
- Business validation
- Growth planning and preparation
- Market entry strategies
- Developing distribution and sales pipeline
- Funding and investment
Using his extensive network built up over many years, Barry founded UK Advisory Services (UKAS), which helps organisations, start-ups and entrepreneurs from across the globe establish their business in the UK.
Barry holds the following current positions in addition to his role as a non-executive director of Modus:
- Head of Strategy and International Development at Davenport Solicitors, a specialised immigration and employment law firm
- Co-founder and Managing Director Davenport HR, a specialist talent acquisition, development and management consultancy
- Vice President of UK Asia Business Council
- Council member of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry