About Icon Solutions

Expertise that creates competitive edge

Complexity Simplified

About us

Icon Solutions was born from a management buy-out of an existing IT services company 16 years ago. We have been providing payments and architectural consulting services to many of the world's leading financial services companies ever since. 


We know first-hand that complexity is painful, costly and inefficient, so we determined at the outset to simplify everything we do - “Complexity Simplified”. This translates into a combination of modern technology, Icon expertise and a client first approach, to repeatedly deliver cutting edge solutions that consistently achieve 100 per cent client satisfaction ratings.


Our approach to technology is grounded in the commercials. So we advise and enable our clients to not only rapidly apply innovative technologies, but to also benefit from the associated reductions in maintenance and resourcing costs, while enjoying increased revenues. And let’s not forget compliance with regulatory and industry standards of course too. 


Our deep Enterprise and Payments expertise guarantees that from IT strategy, architecture and design, to transformation, project delivery and software development, our clients receive the best commercial solutions for their challenges. 


If you like the sound of how we roll, ​Contact Us for an exploratory chat about your specific technology challenges.


Don’t just take our word for how different we are either. 2018 saw Icon named as one of the 1000 most inspiring companies in Britain by the London Stock Exchange (we’re a bit choked and very proud).

Our values

Principles to live by

  • Fight complexity
    In everything we do we strive to find the simple answer – whether it be in architecture or coding, or even in our internal processes. Over-complexity is not welcome at Icon.
  • Outdo yourself
    We target a legacy of excellence – we are all about doing the very best we can. And with a team full of great people, their best is really very good indeed.
  • Take ownership
    Both individually, as a team, and as a company, we don’t let things drop. If something needs doing, we’ll take it on, and see it through to completion.
  • Celebrate honesty
    We represent you, our client, and we tell you what you need to hear. We focus on the project and the customer, not on our own interests.
  • Enjoy IT
    We are enthusiastic about what we do. Icon people turn up to work with a spring in their step as they are genuinely excited to get stuck in.

Our values

Principles to live by

  • Fight complexity
    In everything we do we strive to find the simple answer – whether it be in architecture or coding, or even in our internal processes. Over-complexity is not welcome at Icon.
  • Outdo yourself
    We target a legacy of excellence – we are all about doing the very best we can. And with a team full of great people, their best is really very good indeed.
  • Take ownership
    Both individually, as a team, and as a company, we don’t let things drop. If something needs doing, we’ll take it on, and see it through to completion.
  • Celebrate honesty
    We represent you, our client, and we tell you what you need to hear. We focus on the project and the customer, not on our own interests.
  • Enjoy IT
    We are enthusiastic about what we do. Icon people turn up to work with a spring in their step as they are genuinely excited to get stuck in.

Our values

Principles to live by

  • Fight complexity
    In everything we do we strive to find the simple answer – whether it be in architecture or coding, or even in our internal processes. Over-complexity is not welcome at Icon.
  • Outdo yourself
    We target a legacy of excellence – we are all about doing the very best we can. And with a team full of great people, their best is really very good indeed.
  • Take ownership
    Both individually, as a team, and as a company, we don’t let things drop. If something needs doing, we’ll take it on, and see it through to completion.
  • Celebrate honesty
    We represent you, our client, and we tell you what you need to hear. We focus on the project and the customer, not on our own interests.
  • Enjoy IT
    We are enthusiastic about what we do. Icon people turn up to work with a spring in their step as they are genuinely excited to get stuck in.

Icon inspires Britain

Icon Solutions identified by London Stock Exchange as one of the most inspiring companies in Britain

Icon Foundation

At Icon we don’t measure ourselves by the success of our work alone,

we also want to ensure that we make a valuable contribution to society.

From supporting smaller charities where we feel we can make a real difference to sponsoring employees in their charitable challenges,

we donate to causes where we have a personal connection. That is why we created the Icon Foundation.

It is a non-profit entity entirely funded by Icon and used for donations to good causes.


WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT

WeSeeHope

Icon also supports the Hope Classic Rally which raises funds for WeSeeHope to transform the lives and futures of children in some of Africa’s toughest and harshest environments.

From rehabilitating isolated children back into their communities, to educating young people and training them in vocational and business skills, WeSeeHope focuses on delivering tangible and sustainable impact.    


The Wimbledon Guild

The Wimbledon Guild offer a wide range of services available at little or no cost to people who live or work in Merton. They are currently providing more services to more people than at any other time in their history. Many local people experiencing financial, material and emotional hardship are unable to get the support they need anywhere else. 

Polka Theatre Freefalling programme


We have supported the Polka Theatre Freefalling programme since 2014. Freefalling is a drama programme provided free-of-charge to Merton Borough children aged 9-11 years old who are, or may be, at risk of social exclusion or who are experiencing difficulties at home or school.


Amani Children's Home, Tanzania

In 2015, Icon’s Director of Operations and Director of Services (Ben Hallifax and Darren Capehorn) raised over £7,000 for Tanzania-based Amani Children’s Home by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We feel that we can make a real difference by sponsoring employees in their charitable challenges and we often match-fund our employees’ contributions.


Guts in Motion

In 2016 and 2017, Icon supported and took part in the Guts in Motion Paris to London cycle ride that takes place over 3 days every July to raise money to fund research into greater understanding and treatments for Crohns disease and colitis.  Since starting in 2010 the event has raised over £500,000 every penny of which has gone directly into research programs at leading hospitals and universities.


CAF Give As You Earn (GAYE)

We’re proud to be part of the number one payroll giving scheme in the UK. “CAF Give As You Earn” helps over 3,000 companies and 400,000 staff to give nearly £80m to charity each year. 

We’re delighted to have been awarded the Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark for our organisation’s commitment to payroll giving and corporate social responsibility.

 

Icon Foundation

At Icon we don’t measure ourselves by the success of our work alone,

we also want to ensure that we make a valuable contribution to society.

From supporting smaller charities where we feel we can make a real difference to sponsoring employees in their charitable challenges,

we donate to causes where we have a personal connection. That is why we created the Icon Foundation.

It is a non-profit entity entirely funded by Icon and used for donations to good causes.


WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT

WeSeeHope

Icon also supports the Hope Classic Rally which raises funds for WeSeeHope to transform the lives and futures of children in some of Africa’s toughest and harshest environments.

From rehabilitating isolated children back into their communities, to educating young people and training them in vocational and business skills, WeSeeHope focuses on delivering tangible and sustainable impact.    


The Wimbledon Guild

The Wimbledon Guild offer a wide range of services available at little or no cost to people who live or work in Merton. They are currently providing more services to more people than at any other time in their history. Many local people experiencing financial, material and emotional hardship are unable to get the support they need anywhere else. 

Polka Theatre Freefalling programme

We have supported the Polka Theatre Freefalling programme since 2014. Freefalling is a drama programme provided free-of-charge to Merton Borough children aged 9-11 years old who are, or may be, at risk of social exclusion or who are experiencing difficulties at home or school.

Amani Children's Home, Tanzania

In 2015, Icon’s Director of Operations and Director of Services (Ben Hallifax and Darren Capehorn) raised over £7,000 for Tanzania-based Amani Children’s Home by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We feel that we can make a real difference by sponsoring employees in their charitable challenges and we often match-fund our employees’ contributions.


Guts in Motion

In 2016 and 2017, Icon supported and took part in the Guts in Motion Paris to London cycle ride that takes place over 3 days every July to raise money to fund research into greater understanding and treatments for Crohns disease and colitis.  Since starting in 2010 the event has raised over £500,000.00, every penny of which has gone directly into research programs at leading hospitals and universities.


CAF Give As You Earn (GAYE)

We’re proud to be part of the number one payroll giving scheme in the UK. “CAF Give As You Earn” helps over 3,000 companies and 400,000 staff to give nearly £80m to charity each year. 

We’re delighted to have been awarded the Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark for our organisation’s commitment to payroll giving and corporate social responsibility.

 

Icon Foundation

At Icon we don’t measure ourselves by the success of our work alone, we also want to ensure that we make a valuable contribution to society.

From supporting smaller charities where we feel we can make a real difference to sponsoring employees in their charitable challenges, we donate to causes where we have a personal connection. That is why we created the Icon Foundation. It is a non-profit entity entirely funded by Icon and used for donations to good causes.


WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT

WeSeeHope

Icon also supports the Hope Classic Rally which raises funds for WeSeeHope to transform the lives and futures of children in some of Africa’s toughest and harshest environments.

From rehabilitating isolated children back into their communities, to educating young people and training them in vocational and business skills, WeSeeHope focuses on delivering tangible and sustainable impact.    


The Wimbledon Guild

The Wimbledon Guild offer a wide range of services available at little or no cost to people who live or work in Merton. They are currently providing more services to more people than at any other time in their history. Many local people experiencing financial, material and emotional hardship are unable to get the support they need anywhere else. 

Amani Children's Home, Tanzania

In 2015, Icon’s Director of Operations and Director of Services (Ben Hallifax and Darren Capehorn) raised over £7,000 for Tanzania-based Amani Children’s Home by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. We feel that we can make a real difference by sponsoring employees in their charitable challenges and we often match-fund our employees’ contributions.


Polka Theatre Freefalling programme

We have supported the Polka Theatre Freefalling programme since 2014. Freefalling is a drama programme provided free-of-charge to Merton Borough children aged 9-11 years old who are, or may be, at risk of social exclusion or who are experiencing difficulties at home or school.

Guts in Motion

In 2016 and 2017, Icon supported and took part in the Guts in Motion Paris to London cycle ride that takes place over 3 days every July to raise money to fund research into greater understanding and treatments for Crohns disease and colitis.  Since starting in 2010 the event has raised over £500,000.00, every penny of which has gone directly into research programs at leading hospitals and universities.


CAF Give As You Earn (GAYE)

We’re proud to be part of the number one payroll giving scheme in the UK. “CAF Give As You Earn” helps over 3,000 companies and 400,000 staff to give nearly £80m to charity each year. 

We’re delighted to have been awarded the Gold Payroll Giving Quality Mark for our organisation’s commitment to payroll giving and corporate social responsibility.

 

CarbonNeutral® Company

We are proud to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® Company


CarbonNeutral® is a global standard awarded to businesses which reduced their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. This is usually achieved through a combination of internal emissions reductions and the purchase of environmental instruments including renewable energy certificates and carbon credits.


Being a CarbonNeutral® Company means that we have taken the steps to offset our carbon footprint by supporting two very different projects:


Project 1: Sub-Saharan Africa Improved Water Infrastructure

This Gold Standard project, based primarily in Uganda and Malawi, provides clean drinking water to small rural communities by repairing and drilling new boreholes. Boreholes can be used as water wells by installing a vertical pipe casing and well screen, which allows water to be extracted from the ground. By providing clean water, communities no longer need to purify water through boiling. This alleviates pressure on local forests – the predominant source of firewood – and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

This project has many sustainable benefits, ranging from improving the health and well-being of the local community, protecting them from severe droughts and empowering women by reducing the time needed to collect and purify water and enabling them to focus on other income-generating activities.


Project 2: Guatemala Water Filtration and Improved Cookstoves 

Water-borne disease has been identified as a national priority in Guatemala given the high incidence of diarrhoeal disease and chronic malnutrition. This project, which is the first Gold Standard water treatment or cookstove project in the country, distributes water filters and stoves that enable access to clean water and improve cooking conditions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing harmful indoor air pollution. Water is purified through a gravity-fed ceramic filter made of clay, sawdust, colloidal silver, and carbon, which can treat two litres of non-potable water per hour and removes 99% of pathogens.

In addition to health and well-being benefits of the project, decreasing fuelwood use reduces the threat to biodiversity and creates more local jobs – over 800 staff are employed throughout the supply chain, in manufacturing, installation and training.

CarbonNeutral® Company

We are proud to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® Company


CarbonNeutral® is a global standard awarded to businesses which reduced their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. This is usually achieved through a combination of internal emissions reductions and the purchase of environmental instruments including renewable energy certificates and carbon credits.


Being a CarbonNeutral® Company means that we have taken the steps to offset our carbon footprint by supporting two very different projects:


Project 1: Sub-Saharan Africa Improved Water Infrastructure

This Gold Standard project, based primarily in Uganda and Malawi, provides clean drinking water to small rural communities by repairing and drilling new boreholes. Boreholes can be used as water wells by installing a vertical pipe casing and well screen, which allows water to be extracted from the ground. By providing clean water, communities no longer need to purify water through boiling. This alleviates pressure on local forests – the predominant source of firewood – and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

This project has many sustainable benefits, ranging from improving the health and well-being of the local community, protecting them from severe droughts and empowering women by reducing the time needed to collect and purify water and enabling them to focus on other income-generating activities.


Project 2: Guatemala Water Filtration and Improved Cookstoves 

Water-borne disease has been identified as a national priority in Guatemala given the high incidence of diarrhoeal disease and chronic malnutrition. This project, which is the first Gold Standard water treatment or cookstove project in the country, distributes water filters and stoves that enable access to clean water and improve cooking conditions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing harmful indoor air pollution. Water is purified through a gravity-fed ceramic filter made of clay, sawdust, colloidal silver, and carbon, which can treat two litres of non-potable water per hour and removes 99% of pathogens.

In addition to health and well-being benefits of the project, decreasing fuelwood use reduces the threat to biodiversity and creates more local jobs – over 800 staff are employed throughout the supply chain, in manufacturing, installation and training.

CarbonNeutral®
Company

We are proud to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® Company


CarbonNeutral® is a global standard awarded to businesses which reduced their greenhouse gas emissions to net zero. This is usually achieved through a combination of internal emissions reductions and the purchase of environmental instruments including renewable energy certificates and carbon credits.


Being a CarbonNeutral® Company means that we have taken the steps to offset our carbon footprint by supporting two very different projects:


Project 1: Sub-Saharan Africa Improved Water Infrastructure

This Gold Standard project, based primarily in Uganda and Malawi, provides clean drinking water to small rural communities by repairing and drilling new boreholes. Boreholes can be used as water wells by installing a vertical pipe casing and well screen, which allows water to be extracted from the ground. By providing clean water, communities no longer need to purify water through boiling. This alleviates pressure on local forests – the predominant source of firewood – and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

This project has many sustainable benefits, ranging from improving the health and well-being of the local community, protecting them from severe droughts and empowering women by reducing the time needed to collect and purify water and enabling them to focus on other income-generating activities.


Project 2: Guatemala Water Filtration and Improved Cookstoves 

Water-borne disease has been identified as a national priority in Guatemala given the high incidence of diarrhoeal disease and chronic malnutrition. This project, which is the first Gold Standard water treatment or cookstove project in the country, distributes water filters and stoves that enable access to clean water and improve cooking conditions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing harmful indoor air pollution. Water is purified through a gravity-fed ceramic filter made of clay, sawdust, colloidal silver, and carbon, which can treat two litres of non-potable water per hour and removes 99% of pathogens.

In addition to health and well-being benefits of the project, decreasing fuelwood use reduces the threat to biodiversity and creates more local jobs – over 800 staff are employed throughout the supply chain, in manufacturing, installation and training.

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