My company is Cloud2020, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultancy based in Gloucestershire, that operates across the UK and Ireland - we focus on the SMB market, helping to build their businesses through the deployment of Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.
I started out as a ship's navigator with Cunard before various roles in the navy, merchant navy, and Ministry of Defence, both in command and ultimately as an Admiralty Pilot serving in the UK and Gibraltar. After I came 'ashore' I ran companies in Hampshire and London, and the Careers Service National Association before starting my own business selling software at discount into the charity and education sector.
When the cloud came on the scene I quickly saw this was the way ahead and initially set up a business to deliver Office365. When Dynamics became a SaaS product I realised this was the product that most motivated my team, and also gave our customers some serious business advantages, so I moved the company to focus entirely to Dynamics 365.
I live with my wife in Gloucestershire along with our two horses, two goats, nine ducks, eight hens, three beehives and a dog.
I love to spend my holidays yacht sailing, skiing or travelling and for relaxation I play saxophone and guitar in a band.