About us

Cloud21 is a health IT consultancy that provides expertise and support throughout all stages of digital transformation programmes from co-developing strategy, managing procurement to implementation. At all stages we aim to engineer an interoperable environment so we take a step closer to realising the vision of joined up systems.

Combining our experience across health and social care, and with a focus on the bigger picture, we started Cloud21 to ensure that every digital transformation programme is successful as well as delivering joined up health and care systems through interoperability.

Cloud21 is part of CTO Investments an independent UK-based company that is committed to delivering innovative skills, technology and service solutions. The team has extensive experience of working in, and for, the NHS and private healthcare – working across all care settings and areas associated with informatics, technology and data management. We currently have over 50 staff and associates working on programmes and projects for our clients.

Who are we?

We are CIOs, programme managers, subject matter experts in integration, interoperability, migration and technical experts. Collectively we have played a part in delivering digital solutions to health and social care over the last ten years.

We have developed informatics strategies, provided technical consultancy, built business cases, run procurements, and provided implementation teams for projects; from small departmental systems to a £1b multi organisation programme. In some cases, we have provided interim management and been called upon to turn projects around.

We have supported acute, community, mental health and primary care NHS organisations, NHS England and private healthcare organisations; in the UK and internationally, including NHS collaborations and networks across the UK. In social care we have re-designed Adults and Childrens care pathways, run integration workshops with the police, designed datasets across health social care and sat on digital social care boards across county councils to advise on future strategies.

Our mission is to deliver the potential of digital transformation programmes and support the redesign of the health and social care system.

Michael Beckett – Managing Director

Michael has over 10 years experience in leading on healthcare informatics. He has specialised in large-scale programmes and interim IT director roles. Michael leads the Cloud 21 senior team and sits on the board of CTOi.

James Cooper – Director

James has over 10 years experience in the Health Informatics sector and has managed large-scale technical and clinical system implementations across multiple trusts. James has responsibility for the day to day operations of the company as well as all large scale programmes for our clients. James sits on the board of CTOi.

Miles Saunders
– Director

Miles comes from a pathology clinical background and has spent the last 15 years working on delivering clinical IT programmes and projects. Miles is responsible for leading a team of consultants and our key clients in ensuring that we deliver what we have committed to. Miles specialist areas include LIMS, PACS, RIS and EPR implementations


Peter Oliver – Director

Fascinated by systems science; Peter is driven by the immense opportunity which exists within Health and Care today, to use digital technology to underpin real transformation in how we place citizen wellbeing, in its broadest sense, at the centre of our Health and Care systems. Peter’s experience includes roles across the UK public, private and third sectors; with wide-ranging experience in governance, policy and strategy development, transformation, leadership, delivery management, and finance; including at Board level.