I've known Neil for many years, both in a professional capacity and as a friend. Having worked alongside Neil on two different sites on contract, I knew who to come to when, as a manager and latterly a Director, I needed somebody I could trust to hit the ground running and get the job done.
I hired Neil for a new team I was forming to build a new Custom Indices risk management platform. He was there at the start and helped out in all aspects of the operation, from technical specification and coding to interviewing new members of the team. I would highly recommend Neil for his all round technical ability and also his willingness to roll up his sleeves and pitch in as and when unexpected challenges arise.