My CV
 

Born 07/07/1957; Manchester,England

Educated at The Manchester Grammar School. Member of British Mensa. 


Occupation: Retired 1999

Multiple Non Executive Directorships providing business stimulation and growth consultancy.


Vocation:  

General Management/Leadership, Marketing & Marketing Communications.

Specialising in Productisation* of complex technology solutions & Route to Market optimisation.


  1. 1975. Trainee salesman in the FMCG market with Polycell Products Ltd

  2. 1976. Area salesman,promoted to Area Sales Manager

  3. 1977. Regional Sales Manager promoted to Sales Trainer

  4. 1978.  Regional Sales Training Manager promoted to National Accounts Manager

1979.   National Accounts Sales Manager.


  1. 1980. Founded Complete Communications. A new businesses in newly liberalised Telecommunications Industry .

1981.  Formed retail partnership with The Telephone Centres, Manchester, Leeds & Sheffield


1982. Joined Rocom Ltd.as S&M Director. (Independent Telecommunications Distributor)

1985.  Negotiated and implemented the supply of BT Business Telephone Systems to the Liberalised Market. 

1987.  Originated  the subsidy of future contract income to capital costs of Cellular Telephones in a channel model. 

1989.  Advised the New Zealand Government on Liberalisation Strategy. 

  1. 1990.Provided consultation on Independent Route to Market for STC ( Standard Telephones & Cables Ltd)

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1991 - 1999.  SDX Business Systems Ltd, Founder and Director  

1991.  SDX was formed by the acquisition of Telephony CPE Switching division of STC/Nortel through a MBI - MBO

1996.  UK Stock Market Flotation of SDX Business Systems PLC - Main Market, sponsored by Kleinwort Bensons. 

  1. 1998. SDX BS Plc Acquired by Lucent Technologies /Avaya.

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1999 - Retired age 42

2000 - 2004. Fulfilled a dream,went sailing.

2007-2008 Golf Club Captain, Brocket Hall - Hertfordshire..






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  * ”Productisation” – Made up verb. Derivative of ‘Commoditisation’

    The process of bestowing the attributes of a commodity on to a substantially technical and complex product whilst retaining

     & enhancing  profit for all participants in the supply chain.