Meet the team

"I wanted to create a company that pioneered inclusivity, diversity and equal opportunities for its employees, and integrity, honesty and collaboration in its commercial relationships."

Paulette Elliott
Managing Director

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Paulette is the founder and Managing Director of Huduma, and the brains behind Huduma’s core values

"Throughout my career, I have always been determined to introduce change for the better. When I started Huduma as a sole trader in 2010, I not only wanted to create a company that pioneered emerging technologies, but also inclusivity, diversity, and equal opportunities for its employees, and integrity, honesty and collaboration in its commercial relationships. I now have over 30 years of experience in delivering and managing IT services, and throughout this time have learned the importance of honesty and transparency in business, and the value of a collaborative approach in delivering solutions to clients. Whilst many business consultants do not assist with the hands-on implementation of a practical solution, I am passionate about Huduma’s proactive approach, which I believe gives our clients a competitive edge in their business sector. Within Huduma, I work with managers, individuals and companies across various industries, and outside of Huduma, I help to support young entrepreneurs as a business mentor, and speak at a variety of events throughout the business calendar" Paulette’s credentials

  • 30+ years’ experience in delivering and managing IT services for large enterprises and corporate organisations
  • 20+ years’ experience in telecommunications and delivering technical solutions for global customers
  • 10+ years’ experience with the global mobile operator Vodafone in a variety of roles
  • 5+ years’ experience advising SMEs on business strategy, and collaborating on new business opportunities

Career timeline

1984

Pergamon Orbit Infoline: pre-dates current web and internet search engines as a global source for online information

1994

Cable & Wireless and British Telecom joint venture that established remote internet and flexible working

1995

Launched and demonstrated Alcatel’s roaming mobile GSM/SMS service at Telecom95 Exhibition in Geneva

1996

Worked with Alcatel Bell and China Telecom on a GSM/SMS joint venture in Nanjing, China

2000-2010

Worked with Vodafone to launch Vodafone’s Virtual Mobile Entity, 3G Mobile Messaging, and the TomTom SatNav services

2011-present

Started Huduma, supporting businesses and business owners through consultancy and mentoring

Michael Elliott
Director

Michael Elliott Director

Michael is a director of Huduma and supports the company in his role as interim finance director

"Since qualifying as a chartered accountant I have worked in a number of businesses in different business sectors and varying in size from SMEs to FT100 companies. I am excited have the opportunity to support Huduma in implementing a variety of cutting-edge technology projects, and Paulette as she strives to create a business that operates with integrity and in collaboration with its customers."

Eleanor Horswell
Marketing and Digital Communications Assistant

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Eleanor joined Huduma in May 2016 in an internship role to support all things marketing and media at the company

"This role at Huduma allows me to gain experience in copywriting and marketing, skills that I wanted to develop after university. Huduma works on a series of cutting-edge projects, and consequently I have the opportunity to engage and work with a wide variety of people and organisations. Paulette has offered me a lot of support and encouragement in my role, taking the time to discuss and evaluate my progress and achievements so far, and listen to any queries I may have. This dialogue is something I really value and benefit from, allowing me to measure my successes and be encouraged to learn new skills."

"I have the opportunity to engage and work with a wide variety of people and organisations"

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