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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.

     

    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.

    Project Based Business Opportunities : December 2020

    Please see below for a list of project based business opportunities from The Trade House Magazine.  There is a form below a copy of The Trade House Magazine if you have any queries about any of the business opportunities listed.

    Report

    Listing Id: 193

    Name: Agriculture Conversion

    Location: Ireland

    Sector: Projects

    Text: Our clients are seeking partners and a project manager
    to work on an agriculture to leisure conversion project
    in Ireland. For more information contact us.

     

    Listing Id: 223

    Name: Technical Author – Effort-Equity Swap

    Location: Europe

    Sector: Projects

    Text: My client seeks an XML expert with well rounded
    complementary skills capable of documenting existing
    code to a high standard, and possibly progressing to a
    long term support function. The role will not initially be
    remunerated in the commonly accepted sense, but you
    will be offered an equity stake in the business. If you
    have the expertise required, then the work won’t be
    onerous and it can be carried out in your own time from
    your own premises. Good equity stake offered, please
    use the form below to contact me for more information.

     

    Listing Id: 3470

    Name: Project Managers Required – Naytencourt Ireland

    Location: Ireland

    Sector: Projects

    Text: Project managers required in Ireland post COVID-19
    lockdown. Mostly agricultural conversion projects.
    Countrywide

     

    Listing Id: 6669

    Name: Residential – Hotel Conversion – Provence

    Location: France

    Sector: Projects

    Text: Project Manager Required for a large residential to
    hotel/holiday destination conversion in Provence,
    France. Start: First Covid clear date 2021. previous
    similar commercial project essential.

     

    The Trade House Magazine


    Contact Form

      Project Availability 2021

      Court Guinness has the following availability for projects from 11/01/2021.

      Court is taking early discussions now and will be delighted to hear from you if you have a project you would like to discuss.

      Please use the form below to discuss a project for 2021 with Court Guinness.

        Projects Update September 2020

        All Internet Projects

        Court has been involved in over 150 internet projects ranging from the small to the very complex.

        Business Sale – Web Design Agency

        Our client instructed The Investment Network to sell their business, a charming web design agency with 3 staff based in Kent that produce some most excellent work. We advised our client on the process of selling the business and valued it for him, we also provided some advice and guidance to his staff. We then […]

        Country Estate Restructuring

        On behalf of the owner of a small country estate in the North of England I identified a number of ways for the owner to maximise the potential for generating income through the existing building stock, without requiring substantial modification, refurbishment or new development. I identified key areas and produced a creative but sensitive and […]

        Court Guinness Current Projects (2019+)

        Court Guinness’ current projects include the following:

        Franchise Development Project

        Court was to design a franchise network for a Canadian Engineering company. As part of  this project he undertook a review of all processes and provided a fully costed solution and franchise network design for consideration and further implementation. The project was completed on time and on budget. Project start and end: 2013.

        Hotel Restructuring Project

        Court was asked to produce a strategy for country hotel that struggling with falling income and occupancy rates.

        Job Boards and Recruitment Portals

        Court has provided management expertise and internet development skills for a small number of Job Boards and Recruitment portals.

        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 […]

        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 […]

        Project Retail 2018

        Project Retail 2018 was a new retail concept scheduled to launch before 2018. Featuring a number of distinct retail channels and some new twists designed to engage the customer more clearly and succinctly than ever before with traditional retail channels working alongside new and emerging technologies.