Updated Court Guinness Business Timeline Historic

The previous business timeline has been updated as part of our new webmasters plans to improve things a little, we would be delighted to know what you think.

March 1, 1996

Court Guinness Systems

Court has clients he looks after in his spare time.

March 1, 1996
October 1, 1998

Time To Get Serious

SystemNet Data is launched & our first
3 x Blue chip clients acquired

October 1, 1998
September 1, 1999

Let’s get growing

45% growth
Irish Operations Launched

September 1, 1999
April 1, 2020

IT Ventures Launched

Our JV, PE and distributorship offering is launched

April 1, 2020
March 1, 2001

Welcome NaytenCourt

Naytencourt arrives and takes over from IT Ventures with a broader remit

March 1, 2001
May 1, 2002

Deutschland!

German operations launched

May 1, 2002
February 1, 2003

Naytencourt On The Prowl

Naytencourt’s first acquisition is SystemNet Data

February 1, 2003
July 1, 2004

Launches and Acquisitions

Ewellmobile launched
Ewellcaraudio launched
Tastefullingerie acquisition.

July 1, 2004
October 1, 2005

More Acquisitions

Some more internet businesses acquired.

October 1, 2005
August 1, 2006

Brokerage

Technical brokerage launched and Court Guinness starts publishing.

August 1, 2006
January 1, 2008

The P2 Set is launched

TThe P2 Set launches in 2008

January 1, 2008
October 1, 2009

Credit Crunch!

Ewell Systems (Wimbledon Systems) Launched
SystemNet Data divested
Naytencourt Closes

October 1, 2009
March 1, 2010

Fireblade Internet

A small business focused ISP is launched.

March 1, 2010
January 1, 2011

Court Capital Partners

Court Rebrands

January 1, 2011
September 1, 2012

Stanfio Business Services

Stanfio business services a joint venture is launched

September 1, 2012
January 3, 2013

Court Leaves the IT sector

Court made a decision to exit the IT sec tor

January 3, 2013
January 1, 2014

New Dawn!

Court expands from technical brokerage to general brokerage and he also makes some private investments. Court is medically banned from flying.

January 1, 2014
February 1, 2015

Project Retail 2018

Court Joins the board Project Retail 2018. He left this project at end of 2017.

February 1, 2015
April 1, 2016

Divestments

Court makes a number of divestments.

April 1, 2016
January 1, 2017

Publishing Is Go!

Court launches The Weekly Deals Free Sheet to promote deals on brokerage and advertise deals for others. Readership of 5000/week attained

January 1, 2017
February 1, 2018

It All Goes South

Court suffers major heart trauma. Medics tell him to stop working. He spends months in hospital. He gets rid of most of his business interests and tries to stop working…

February 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

Court Can’t Let Go

Court switches The Weekly Deals Free Sheet to a montly and then bi-monthly publication as he cannot let go of this little baby!

June 1, 2018
December 1, 2019

30,000 Uniqure Readers

The Trade House Magazine grows to £1 billion of advertised business opportunities and 30,000 per issue!

December 1, 2019
December 1, 2020

Court’s Health Goes Again

Court’s health starts failing again and he has to pack up for good this time. The final issue of The Trade House Magazine reaches over 115,000 unique readers and carries nearly £2.5 billion of business opportunities.

December 1, 2020
January 1, 2021

That’s All Folks!

After over 20 years, 1100 flights, 3200 nights in hotel rooms, 3 car crashes and around 1 million business miles Court Guinness calls it a day.

January 1, 2021