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About Houston Solutions

Founded in 2010 by Kevin Houston OBE, Houston Solutions is a niche business mentoring ~ advisory consultancy which assists organisations develop strategies for sustainable growth, secure funding solutions from the most appropriate sources, deliver organisational change and introduce business process improvement initiatives.

Interim Management Assignments, Non-Executive Director Roles, Project ~ Deal Advocacy Support & Business Mentorship are all key features of the service offering and value add available to organisations.

Since 2010, working directly with clients or through Invest NI Programmes and one of the many Local Council Economic Development Programmes, Houston Solutions has assisted over 100 Micro Businesses, SMEs & Corporates operating in a range of diverse market sectors throughout Northern Ireland to deliver their plans for success.

Kevin Houston OBE – Founder & Managing Director

Welcome to Houston Solutions. Firstly, a little about the founder… Kevin is a highly experienced, multi-disciplined Managing Director with a proven track record of establishing and growing successful International Contact Centre & Business Process Outsourcing Businesses (including, CPP (Card Protection Plan), CableTel ~ NTL (Now Virgin Media), Stream International (Now Convergys) & HCL BPO Services).

His early career includes over 20 years with a leading Irish Bank where he held a number of senior positions in Retail & Corporate Banking in both Northern Ireland & London.

His current role (since 2010) is as Founder and Managing Director of Houston Solutions Ltd, a niche business mentoring ~ advisory consultancy which utilises his extensive experience to assist organisations develop strategies for sustainable growth, secure funding solutions from the most appropriate sources, provide project ~ deal advocacy support, deliver organisational change and introduce business process improvement initiatives.

Through his various leadership roles, Kevin has delivered:

  • Significant growth in revenues, profitability & employee numbers in start-up & problem organisations
  • Project ~ deal advocacy, management & support
  • Major change initiatives on behalf of clients, including transition of processes inter-country & continent
  • Best in class people initiatives.  Kevin has directly managed over 2,000 people, won the prestigious European Contact Centre of the Year Award in 2 consecutive years & delivered Investor in People Accreditation in several organisations
  • Fellowship & Chartered Director accreditation by the Institute of Directors
  • Personal recognition through the award of an OBE in 2010 for Services to Business

Against this backdrop, Kevin has assisted over 100 Micro Businesses, SMEs & Corporates operating in a range of diverse market sectors throughout Northern Ireland to deliver their plans for success.

In a nutshell, Kevin can be your organisation’s extra pair of executive hands at an affordable cost.

Expertise

Houston Solutions brings a fresh approach to business challenges in today’s tough economic environment based on over 35 years of experience working at the sharp end in both domestic and international markets.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy & Business Planning
  • Financial Restructuring & Fund Raising
  • Deal & Project Advocacy, Management & Support
  • Managing Growth
  • People Development & Organisational Change
  • Customer Service
  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Change Management
  • Operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Contact Centre & Business Process Outsourcing
  • IT & Telecoms

Industry Experience

Houston Solutions has worked with multiple clients in a broad spectrum of market sectors including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Recycling
  • Contact Centre & Business Process Outsourcing
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • IT
  • Mobile
  • Cable TV
  • Advertising & Publishing
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Legal Services
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Direct Response TV – Home Shopping
  • Charity – Not for Profit
  • Public Sector

Contact

Whatever your challenges and whether you’re a start-up, early stage or established business, we would be pleased to discuss your requirements and provide the right fit solution.

Simply contact us by clicking on one of the options below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kevin Houston OBE

Managing Director

+44 (0) 7580 101 372