encompasses the consulting and professional activities of
George Perfect. After a career spent around the globe I am now
based near Bordeaux in SW France.
I am a serial
entrepreneur who over 40 years has founded, run and grown to
success several high-technology businesses. I have performed
consulting and advisory roles within the boardrooms of major
UK banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions
as well as a wide range of commercial, manufacturing and
distribution businesses in the UK, Europe, the USA, Asia and
Australia. I bring the same breadth of knowledge, experience,
creativity and enthusiasm to organisations regardless of their
size, whether multi-nationals, startup businesses or
Having survived a
series of strokes I find myself dependent on a powered
wheelchair for mobility. This, quite sudden, change of life
has deepened my concern for and interest in people living with
disabilities, the problems they face and the failure of
technology in general to meet their needs or assist their
lives as it so easily could.
I am proud to have
given many years of voluntary service including
a Business Mentor with the Prince's
Trust, supporting young people taking their first steps
acted as Branch Secretary within the Alzheimer's
Operating on the
global stage from the outset, I have "done business"
throughout much of Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Singapore,
Australia and Africa building a network of contacts and
friends in all those places.
Until 2003, I was
Managing Director of the Byline Group - a software and
computer systems business I founded in 1987 that grew to
become the principal provider of specialist investment and
accounting systems to owners of very large property
portfolios. The company also provided ERP systems of its own
design to manufacturing and distribution companies. Byline was
based in the UK with a wholly owned subsidiary in Sydney,
An earlier company,
Derwent Data Systems (DDS) was founded in 1980 and went on to
develop the AlphaControl accounting software and the
Retrieve database package. A desire to test the
'natural language' capabilities of Retrieve took me to Japan
where the software was quickly shown to work - in Japanese.
The software package ChitChat that I designed and
developed proved to be the pivotal product that popularised
and made practical public email services in the UK and Europe.
After selling DDS to
the Sage Group in 1983, I started another business in
partnership with Japan's largest software company, SMC for
which I successfully developed the world's first Kanji
(Japanese script / alphabet) windowed operating system for
PCs. Research into voice recognition software for IBM and
Texas Instruments followed.
I keep up to date
with new technological developments, runs several web sites
and remain actively involved in developing new software.
Ltd - Providing leadership and ICT consulting services to
Primary Channel - Digital media broadcasting with VLE
platform for primary / elementary schools