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Meet the INITIATIVE team.

The INITIATIVE team boasts a rich blend of commercial acumen, practical experience, business credentials and academic authority. Some of the key members are:

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson


Garry Homer

Garry Homer

Diana Thompson

  • Jointly ran the Autolean and Autoclear projects with Garry Homer which installed e-business capabilities into 250 SMEs in the West Midlands. Partners included GKN, Unipart, Sun Microsystems, BT, Perwill PLC, Warwick Manufacturing Group and the European Automotive Initiative Group.
  • Has run a variety of short courses for SMEs on Visual Basic, Project Management and the Internet.

Garry Homer

  • Extensive experience of applying Technology Transfer methods in industry and commerce.
  • Managed Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, delivering cost savings and increased sales for companies such as Molynx PLC, Press Computer Systems Ltd, PAL Group Ltd, AMI - The Advance Group Ltd and Staffordshire Building Society.

Jeremy Reece

  • Business consultancy experience including the evaluation of IT infrastructure for NHS, Fire Service and SME clients.
  • Commercial Experience in software engineering and database design and implementation.

Tony Proctor

  • 17 years industry and academic experience including programming and Network Support, extensive training experience and running an IT helpdesk and support team in a hectic TV & Radio broadcasting environment.
  • Managed key projects in a metropolitan council, including the implementation of office systems and e-mail for 2000 users.

Jasbir Singh

  • Consultant for SMEs, Freshway Foods and CELT.
  • Managed bids for training funds for SMEs under European funding.
  • Managed and delivered training for local NHS trusts.

Ken Rabey

  • Specialises in IT Strategic Planning with particular focus on Business Process Analysis and Design.
  • Senior management experience in major corporations, plus significant IT consultancy projects for the Eaton Corporation, Staffordshire Police, Birmingham City Council and a wide range of smaller businesses.
  • Previously General Manager and Chief Executive of Systems and Business Consultancy (UK) Ltd and Deputy Director of Process Improvements for Staffordshire University.

Delroy Ricketts

  • 7 years web design experience with projects for Staffordshire Building Society and the Competitiveness Centre.
  • Expertise in Web, CD and Multimedia design and DTP support.
  • Project experience includes introducing web technology to over 150 SMEs, providing solutions and advice on technical issues as well as installation of hardware and software.
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