METASYS provides impartial independent consultancy services to clients requiring digital media software solutions.
The business was formed in 1994 at the start of the digital media era by one of the UK’s pioneers of digital imaging, Norman Milne who remains at the helm today.
Norman was an electronics expert with the Royal Navy before working at Hasselblad, the world imaging experts who helped pioneer digital imaging.
For over 9 years Norman was also Managing Director of one of the UK’s leading Digital Asset Management software suppliers.
In the early days just a few systems could provide a viable solution. After 9 years, as a recognised industry sector expert and spokesman Norman found it increasingly difficult to represent just one brand within a now rapidly expanding sector, where it was obvious that certain clients would benefit from different software configurations.
It was inevitable that he started another new business to service customer needs where an independent view could be offered.  We are happy to say that this decision has become fruitful and a number of pan European organisations have followed his lead.  Catching the next wave has its challenges, but customers are always happy to be assisted in advancing their systems.
Norman continues to lead METASYS, recognised as one of the very few companies world wide offering independent expert advice in the digital media sector and has interests in an advanced telecommunication business that continues to grow at an industry leading rate.
We can also offer to clients specialist consultants to match their particular requirements. Experts in colour correction, colour conversion, colour management, digital media workflows, etc
Our consultants are at the forefront of digital technology both sitting on boards and attending and presenting at various conferences, seminars and workshops both in the UK and around the world.


METASYS provides an independent consultancy service to organisations and media rich individuals who need to organise and manage their digital media assets, plan and implement workflows, understand what software is presently available in the marketplace and what is on the horizon.
Clients want to pick our brains, use our expert knowledge to target an optimum solution for their budget rather than be ‘shoehorned’ into the wrong system by a software company.
Our consultants are specialists in Digital Asset Management (DAM) and all the variations such as - Video Asset Management (VAM), Media Asset Management (MAM) and Brand Asset Management (BAM).
Our experts can help you with Digital Rights Management (DRM), Content Management Systems (CMS) and Marketing Resource Management (MRM).
Need to migrate, scan, digitize, caption (add metadata) or convert media - we can point you in the right direction.
Our expertise and experience goes far deeper.  Our team advise on image workflows, colour management, print image management and e-commerce of digital media.
It cost absolutely nothing to phone or email us - we are all here to help you if you need advice about a digital asset management or a digital media solution and suggest companies to approach. We look forward to hearing from you.


Just a few of our clients over the years....  
News Publishing

Aberdeen Journals

Archant Regional Ltd

Birmingham Post and Mail

Bristol Evening Post

Cambridge News

Courier Printing and Publishing

Cumbrian Newspapers

DC Thompson & Co Ltd

Derby Telegraph

Eastern Counties Newspapers Ltd


Essex Chronicle

Express Newspapers (Northern & Shell)

Furness Newspapers

Grimsby & Scunthorpe Newspapers

Guernsey Press

Guardian Media Group

Hello Magazine

Hachette Filipacchi

Haymarket Publishing

Huddersfield Examiner

Hull Daily Mail

Independent Newspapers Group (Ireland)

Independent Star (Ireland)

IPC Magazines

Irish Farmers Journal

Jersey Evening Post

Johnson Publishing

Kent Messenger

The Kerryman

Key Publishing

Kilkenny Voice

Lincolnshire Echo

Liverpool Post and Echo

Manchester Evening News (GMG)

Metro Newspapers

News Corporation – News International

Newsquest Group

North Wales Newspapers

Oldham Evening Chronicle

Portsmouth Publishing & Printing

Surry & Berkshire Media

South West Wales Publications

South West Media Group

South West Wales Publications

Sport Newspapers Ltd

Staffordshire Sentinel

Sussex Newspapers

Telegraph Group Ltd

Trinity Mirror Group

TSL Education Ltd

Westcountry Publications


All England Lawn Tennis


BAA Terminal 5 Project

BAA Business Support

Barclays Bank PLC


British American Tobacco (BAT)

The Automobile Association

Cancer Research Campaign

Co-operative Group (CWS) Ltd

Exodus Travel

FA Premier League

First Choice Holidays


Kier Group

Kingfisher Publications

Luminar Leisure

Liverpool FC

Lubrizol Ltd

McCarthy and Stone

Marks & Spencer

National Geographic


Scottish Arts Council

Southampton Football Club




Cheshire Constabulary

Derbyshire Constabulary

Devon & Cornwall Police

Dorset Police HQ

Durham Constabulary

Fife Council

Hampshire Constabulary

Lancashire Constabulary

Lothian and Borders Police

Ministry of Defence

North Wales Police

North Yorkshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police

Portsmouth City Council

Scottish Enterprise

Strathclyde Police

Sussex Police

West Midlands Police

Wolverhampton City Council


Image Libraries

AA Publishing Library

Accolade Photography

Action Images (Reuters)

Arsenal Soccer Schools

Associated Sports Photography

Barcroft Media


Bournemouth News & Pictures

Camera Press

Capital Pictures

Caters News Agency Ltd

Cavendish Press

Centre Press Agency

Double Red

Getty Images

HE Media

Idols Licensing & Publicity Ltd

Inpho Concepts Ltd

North News and Pictures

North Scot Ltd

Oceans-Image Picture Ltd


Professional Sport


Ross Parry Picture Agency

Retna Pictures Ltd


South West News Services

Solent News & Photo Agency


Splash News

Sutton Motorsport

Topham Picture Source

2DayMedia Ltd


Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital Trust

James Paget Hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

St George’s Hospital Medical School

West Middlesex University Hospital





Sheffield College


Surrey Institute of Art and Design Teeside

Wolverhampton University

                                              .... yes we were busy