Manchester Based Data Science Consultancy


Ortom can advise on data science and AI strategy and related topics. This can be particularly useful for companies that have lots of data but no data scientists. Or for companies about to collect lots of data and want to make sure they get the right stuff. We will be able to review your business objectives, look at your data and architecture and identify any data science solutions that you might be able to apply. we can then advise on the best way to implement these.



Subject to availability, Ortom can provide data scientists to work for longer periods on specific data science projects for your organisation. These might include things like:

  • Building and deploying predictive machine learning models
  • Identifying customer segments and personalising marketing content
  • Building and deploying customer recommendation algorithms
  • Streamlining operations through the use of forecasting and optimisation
  • Using Natural language processing to extract meaning from free text

Training and recruitment

We can help you to develop your existing data science staff through training, particularly in statistics, applied data science, and R. Or, we can help you hire new ones by assisting in the interview process and help find and sift through candidates.

$100 - $149 / hr
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Data Modeling for Recruitment Firm

"Ortom delivered exactly what we asked for."

Willing to refer: 
The Project
$50,000 to $199,999
May 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Ortom assists in reviewing data models that were created for one of the company’s biggest clients. Their owner was directly involved, who pointed out weak areas and set the structure for future projects.

The Reviewer
51-200 Employees
Manchester, England
Chief Scientific Officer, Recruitment Firm
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Issues that previously couldn’t be handled due to lack of knowledge are now being properly addressed thanks to having Ortom on board. Besides training a member of in-house staff, they’ve also laid out plans for better handling data in the future. Overall, Ortom is a highly knowledgeable vendor.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.


Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the chief scientific officer (CSO) of a recruitment firm.


What challenge were you trying to address with Ortom?

We wanted a state-of-the-art data scientist helping with a couple of issues that we didn’t have enough talent to deal with. We had one major client that needed a lot of attention and we needed an expert in the field to help us with some technical issues.


What was the scope of their involvement?

Tom (Consultant Data Scientist & Owner, Ortom) reviewed some of our data modelings that we did for a client. We had done a pilot previously for this same client, but that didn’t go so well because we didn’t have an expert working on the project.

We got Ortom to first run the project as if it was new and then to review what was done on the previous pilot. Tom simplified the whole process and found a couple of things that we didn’t do so great and some things that we did really well. Then, he set the structure for any similar project that we encounter with the same specification.

What is the team composition?

Tom is working on this 80% of the time by himself. We gave him one member of our team so that he could learn from Tom and help him. Tom is 100% leading the project.

How did you come to work with Ortom?

Tom used to work for a company that did similar work to what we do, but for a completely different audience. The CTO of that company met him and they had a chat. Tom was saying all the right things and asking all the right questions. We were looking for someone of his caliber and expertise and decided to see if he wanted to come and work and for us on a contractor basis.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent £40,000 (approximately $51,600 USD) on this project so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2019 and the collaboration is ongoing.


What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Ortom delivered exactly what we asked for. We didn’t know how to tackle such problems and Tom provided us with a way of doing so. He has trained the people he needed to train and he’s made a couple of plans with us for the future on how we can look at data and store it in different ways.

How did Ortom perform from a project management standpoint?

Tom does what he needs to do, but he’s not the strongest communicator. He can go quite a long time without communicating much. However, he has a very close relationship with the other member of our team that he’s training and is very much up to date with him. He’s not so great at being out there and showing what he’s done.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Tom is extremely intelligent, charismatic, and talented. He has both professional and personal integrity, which is exactly what I needed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think you can get everything you need from one person. For what I do use Tom for, he does perfectly. Ortom could definitely improve a little in regards to leadership and communication.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Lead the conversation and be the proactive party in the relationship.

Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer