No Workey!!

I have had a much larger than the normal number of requests this week to return to work and active business.

The situation is this. I am totally retired from work now and have been since 31.12.2020. I will never work again. The brain is up for it but the body is definitely not!

Normally now I get 1 or 2 “please come back as I am looking for X or Y” this week there has been 19 enquiries!

Some of them have been for very meaty corporate projects where a great difference could be made. One was even weekly commuting to Geneva as soon as COVID was sorted! I have been banned from flying since 2014!

It looks like that despite Covid there is still some seriously good and highly valuable stuff kicking off. This is very good to see. It looks like some of the best business specialists, technology specialists, senior consultants and project managers are going to get some great opportunities to earn lots of money in spite of the dreaded IR35 and some will get a chance to get boat loads of Avios points too when restrictions are lifted.

I simply cannot work any more chaps and chapesses! That’s the long and short of it.

I must proffer thanks to some friends who think I can still work and pull off very large projects while suffering from chronic pain every day even working from home! To, Gerald, Mike and Simon, Thank you for your faith in me! I still cannot do it!

I will however introduce friends to friends who need assistance for corporate projects and the Networking Section of The Club is also available for this purpose. (Registration required).

I will consider making a public register on this site as a favour to my friends if there is very high demand.

Friends who are looking for work or who need people can also drop me a note below.

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Projects: Microsoft System Center

For 10 years Court Guinness specialised in Microsoft System Center and its associated products.

Working worldwide Court provided advice and guidance on the following:

System Center Capacity Manager

  • WSUS
  • Operations Manager
  • Mobile Device Manager
  • Capacity Manager
  • Configuration Manager
  • App Controller
  • Orchestrator
  • Service Manager
  • Forefront
  • Data Protection Manager
  • Virtual Machine Manager
  • Hyper-V
  • ISA Server
  • MOM
  • SMS

Court worked with these products across several sectors

  • Banking
  • Government
  • Telecoms
  • Retail
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Construction
  • Media
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Education

Some clients of note:

Heathrow Airport, BBC, Avis Car Rental, European Central Bank, Fujitsu, De La Rue, Rolls Royce, HP, NHS, Deutsche  Bank, Huntsman, Swisscom, European Parliament, GFSC, Interoute, Amlin, Lloyds of London.

SEIS Monitoring Projects – 1

A long standing client of mine who is a reasonably wealthy and keen investor in small businesses asked me to come up with a plan to monitor his SEIS investments on a more proactive basis to avoid flashpoints, manage risk and avoid costly cash calls.

Me and my team put in place a plan which included regular visits and auditing via reporting to a central point. My consultants  and I visited these investments regularly and reported back to the client and his other professional advisors such as his solicitors and accountants.

I will be writing more about SEIS projects soon.

Projects At The Club

The Club which is my private network has a new area for discussing projects and joint ventures.

This area can be used for discussing projects and joint ventures, creating projects and joint ventures, sourcing projects and joint ventures and promoting projects and joint ventures in a close and secure environment.

Members can access this new area automatically and readers who wish to join can subscribe here

Previous Projects : Mobile Phones

In 2004 Court Guinness bought is first online mobile phone retail business. He grew revenues by 900% In 2006 he exited this business. Later in 2006 he brought a second mobile phone business and grew revenues steadily until he left this business in 2014. Court had some of the best years of the mobile phone industry and was involved in marketing some fantastic devices from their launch. The iPhone launch, the first Android devices some Nokia devices are notable successes. Facing stiff competition Court left the industry with his last exit.