Why B & M SkillSource?

B & M SkillSource ensures that contract resources always meet an organisation's drivers, including:

  • Resolving skills resourcing issues by delivering the right resource when needed
  • Adding fresh insight to a potentially ageing labour force
  • Cross-skilling and up-skilling the existing workforce
  • Addressing knowledge shortfall by injecting new experience and skills
  • Creating workforce flexibility to meet varying business need
  • Increasing productivity
  • Providing contingency cover for changes in staff or levels of workload
  • Enabling reassignment of in-house staff to new projects
  • Specialist service for z/OS, UNIX and Linux platforms
  • Access to a wealth of skills and experience
  • Short or long-term contracts
  • Contracts that satisfy IT and HR functions
  • Best practice delivery
  • Thorough screening and preparation of specialists

B & M SkillSource is a professional service that delivers experienced specialists for short or long-term contract work on projects for large-system enterprise platforms.

Our skilled specialists bring new or additional skills, knowledge and expertise to enterprises for projects which typically include:

  • Communications projects such as network planning, product installation and support, network performance and connectivity
  • Data management including database administration, database design and storage management
  • Capacity management and systems performance
  • Operating systems management including change management, product installation and  transaction processing
  • Systems and network security including planning, design, implementation and administration

We apply stringent best practice standards across all our services, which ensure that they are consistently of the highest quality.

B & M's speciality is ensuring that the needs of our customers are met by the skilled specialists we provide.  We work closely with both IT and HR functions to ensure that objectives and desired outcomes are clearly defined before a specialist begins work.

Proven expertise

B & M is a leader in the field of contract support for z/OS, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux and for network connectivity with customers throughout the UK, Eire and Continental Europe. We have delivered contract specialists to our customers since the company was founded in 1992 and receive much of our business through recommendation from customers and specialists.

We have long-term relationships with our roster of highly-experienced and knowledgeable specialists, giving us priority access to people with some of the most sought-after skills in the marketplace.

Fee structure

Fees for the B & M SkillSource service are agreed on a contract-by-contract basis, according to the type of contract and the needs of the customer's business.



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areas of expertise

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operating systems, architectures and products

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