Director / Principal,
After 30+ years in the sector, I can safely say that IT businesses offer great opportunities for value creation, creativity and personal satisfaction!
I embarked on a career in IT in the early 1980s and as a Graduate Trainee at AIM Group in Hull I was fortunate enough to experience most aspects of software and infrastructure engineering, professional services and customer service. This provided a great foundation from which to take on senior roles as Product and Operations Director before embracing sales, commercial and leadership roles. As Managing Director of AIM Professional and then Divisional Director for a number of business units in Computer Software Group PLC, I gained a wide experience of on-boarding and integrating acquired businesses, identifying value and growth potential in people and product, driving the successful delivery of strong results as well as taking a business into new ownership.
As an original member of the team that created Advanced Computer Software PLC, I led the rapid growth of the Health & Care Division from a position of niche supplier to that of major supplier of a portfolio of class leading, cloud deployed software and mobile technology solutions to community based health and social care providers across the UK and other international health economies employing some 300 UK staff plus overseas outsource teams. Using direct and channel routes to market plus innovative subscription and licence models, the Health & Care Division and Advanced Group enjoyed many years of continuous rapid organic and M&A growth before exiting to Vista EP in 2015.
I now spend my time enjoying life in Hull whilst helping business leaders and young people achieve their business objectives with practical advice and input, support, coaching and mentoring.
I am a Chartered Member of the British Computer Society.
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