Stellar meaning ‘outstanding and exceptionally good ’
Omada meaning ‘efficient team work that creates extraordinary results
Stellar Omada are an Edinburgh based Fintech business who provide a range of Technology and Programme Delivery Services. We are currently working with several of the UK financial services businesses on major programme delivery and testing, as well as developing a new software product for the B2C market. Committed to quality and efficient delivery with significant experience in financial services, from minor change to industry transformation programmes of over £150m.
Established in 2018, we were identified in January 2021 as Scotland’s fastest growing technology businesses. Turnover in excess of £10m in year 2 and operating with over 100 people. Our 5 year plan is to deliver £100m turnover.
Stellar service multiple clients on site and remotely across the UK, and are committed to quality, efficient delivery and investing in our people.
We operate with over 100 Stellar people who all have significant expertise and experience in our core service areas. We develop young talent through employing graduates and partnerships with universities and training providers, and recognise and promote internal talent via our talent programme. We also allow people to be their best and instil coaching and mentoring at the heart of the organisation
Innovation lies at the heart of Stellar Omada and our client relationships. We are very proud of our innovation hub which focuses on embedding innovation and creativity in the business. We demonstrate innovation on a daily basis, from internal process automation to artificial intelligence and robotics currently being developed in a transformative B2C product.
Our 3 main pillars of expertise are:
Programme Delivery – Stellar Omada is passionate about delivering quality Change. Effective Programme Delivery is at the heart of enabling Stellar Omada to deliver it’s vision of being a World Class service provider. The cumulative experience and expertise at Stellar Omada will help you deliver a high quality service encompassing all the roles in the Change framework, anything from Programme and Project Director to Business and Test Analyst.
Our approach to Programme Delivery is ‘solution-driven’. Working alongside key stakeholders our approach aims to ensure true harmony between business objectives and the Programme’s goals; maximising the return on investment with a focus to improve Client and Customer outcomes and at the same time future proofing your operating model.
Stellar Omada can help your business to drive it’s Change objectives in the following areas:
- Project & Programme Management
- Project Recovery Management
- Data Migration
- Business Process Mapping & Architecture
- Business Analysis
- Due Diligence & Assurance
Products and Services – Our professional services focus on technology transformation and helping organisations gain as much as they can from embracing modern technology.
Our capabilities are vast covering areas such as software architecture and design, development and refactoring, Cloud technology and deployment.
Technology transformation and ongoing IT services management including:
- Software Architecture & Design
- Development & Refactoring
- Cloud Technology & Deployment
- Application Management
- Cost Optimisation
- Cloud Hosting
- Security & Compliance
Testing Services – Testing is Stellar Omada’s most experienced area of expertise, especially within major programmes and is the foundation we have built the business upon.
We have a depth of testing expertise covering unit, system, integration, non-functional and acceptance testing, this coupled with our automation expertise allows us to provide a comprehensive service to our clients.
We can provide a range of services tailored to meet the clients needs from supporting and empowering an already established client test team through to providing a complete programme team centred around a Testing Management Office (TMO).
Let Stellar Omada deliver and automate your testing requirements through:
- Testing Management Office
- Test Design and Execution
- Governance Control & Reporting
- Release, Data & Environment Management
- Model Office Proving
- Defect Management
- Solution Assurance & Audit
In January 2020 Stellar Omada purchased Shieldhill Castle in partnership with some other investors.
Located just outside of Biggar, our Managing Director Colin was born and bred in the local area with his extended family living there for over 80 years. Colin also got married at the castle in 2015 and is incredibly proud and humbled to have the opportunity and responsibility of restoring what is such a historic part of the local community.
The castle has undergone significant renovation throughout 2020 and opened for a short time in the autumn as a hotel with bar and restaurant facilties. Phase 2 of renovations are now in progress and the castle will fully open in 2021 as a luxury wedding and corporate events venue.
Stellar Omada was founded in September 2018 by Colin Frame with the aim to:
- Construct and set up the leading Programme Delivery and Testing team in the UK.
- Bring together the most experienced and passionate people to deliver the best solutions, meet the demands of any client and delivery a quality service.
- Create innovative solutions particularly in the payments industry whilst developing new technologies across multiple sectors.
- Provide a platform for young talent to create a long-lasting skill base within Scotland.
In April 2019 Stellar Omada opened its Head Quarters located at Roddinglaw Business Park in Edinburgh. The office provides a collaborative environment where our teams can work and innovate together.
Stellar Omada initially provided Programme Delivery and Testing Services to IPSL (Intelligent Processing Solutions Ltd), which processes over 500 million cheques for most of the UK’s main high street banks, and were successfully appointed as the Testing Services provider in May 2020 with a three-year contract.
In 2019 Stellar Omada embarked on the development of an omni channel product called Simba. Simba is a unique and ground breaking technology contact centre platform designed around customer needs, providing seamless customer and operator interaction. Simba is an omni platform and integrates traditional contact, social engagement and broadcast management channels. The product has successfully launched in January 2021.
In June 2020, Stellar Omada joined digital skills academy CodeClan’s partner programme after seeing the quality of candidates that have graduated from this Programme. We now have 3 graduates across 3 different disciplines; Automation, Software Development and Business Analysis. Not only do they possess the technical capability but have embraced the Stellar way of working too.
In September 2020, Stellar Omada joined NatWest’s preferred supplier list, supporting product testing as part of a large-scale programme and have scaled the Testing team in 2021.
October 2020 we launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) committee aimed at giving back to the local community in and around the local community, and are proud to be supporting mental health and poverty charities in Edinburgh and Northampton. Our principles for 2021 are focussed on community and culture, with a number of fundraising events, volunteering in the community, high school initiatives, employee relations, staff engagement and health and wellbeing on the agenda.
Stellar Omada has plans to extend its product offering in 2021, with new services in hosting, professional and managed services. We have a number of new clients and development opportunities in the pipeline and are set to announce a series of industry and community partnerships over the next twelve months.
Stellar Omada has also initiated an in-house talent programme, bringing together 20 members of the team who have been identified as futures leaders within the business. We know that investing in our people, including the next generation of leaders within the business, is absolutely key to our ongoing success.
As Stellar Omada enters its third year our objectives are centred around growth, sustainability, innovation and people.
Growth – Build on existing relationships & seek to support new clients
Sustainability – Build on the foundations we have laid
Innovation – Develop leading edge methods, change the norm and achieve excellence
People – Invest in our people, build on our network and go the extra mile
Colin Frame – Managing Director
Colin is an experienced change professional with proven track record for delivering significant projects and programmes of work. Having spent over 14 years’ in financial services Colin has built an exceptional understanding across the financial services domain including technology, operations and payments domain. Operating early in his career Colin built a solid foundation within change operating in a variety of roles such as business analysis, technical specialist and testing. All of which have been core skills which he has used to build from and significantly benefited him through his later management career.
Dawn Pryde – Head of Shared Services
Dawn Pryde joined Stellar Omada in June heading up the Shared Services function focusing on people and process. She has worked within Financial Services over the past twenty years with time spent at Royal Bank of Scotland, Sainsbury’s Bank, Aegon and Royal London building large project teams for multibillion pound programmes. As such she has accumulated an enviable network of strong IT and change management professionals.
Benny Corr – CIO
Benny Corr is the CIO at Stellar and has been with the company right from the start being one of the first associates assigned to a client account. Benny has a wealth of experience in managing technology and business projects in a diverse number of sectors including Defence Electronics, Medical Laser Systems, Utilities, Power Electronics and Financial Services. Over the last 20 years Benny has taken high profile roles on some of the most challenging Financial Services programmes and has a real passion for developing highly effective and creative project teams.
Zoe Lee – CFO
Zoe is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and joined Stellar Omada in May as a Director and the new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently at Royal Bank of Scotland, Zoe has extensive experience across the financial services sector including time at Sainsbury’s Bank and Aegon. She has valuable experience managing financial performance across various areas of finance including strategic projects, financial control and commercial finance.