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Current Business Activities

since Oct 2005

New Media Warehouse, Belfast, UK
trading as Synergy Learning after successful Management-Buy-Out from Synergy Centres Ltd.

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Synergy Learning provides cutting edge interactive learning resources for Post-Primary, Further and Higher Education, which can be used across a number of curricular areas as well as in Recreational, Vocational and Continuing Professional Development. Its cross platform, online learning materials promote the creative use of software products from industry leaders such as Macromedia, Adobe, Apple, Sony and Discreet. The company's global customer base encompasses the world of professional educators as well as businesses seeking to incorporate technology and the use of eLearning into the personal development of their workforce benefiting from the highly interactive multimedia learning resources that Synergy Learning can provide.

since Sep 2000 IZET – Innovationszentrum Itzehoe, Hamburg-Itzehoe, Germany

IZET Innovationszentrum ltzehoe is a centre for technology transfer and for setting up new business in micro technologies and information technology related applications, e.g. innovative Internet based services and electronic business. IZET’s mission is to stimulate and support new businesses, companies and product innovation for the benefit of user industries.

Role: Consultant and coach on entrepreneurship issues at

  • TRAIN-IT, Hamburg, Itzehoe, Germany (bimonthly)
  • IZET: Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris, France
  • NICENT, Coleraine, N. Ireland
  • €TTEC, Itzehoe, Germany
  • since Sep 2000 European Commission - Information Society Technologies

  • Framework 6: Evaluator and Reviewer
  • Framework 5: Peer Reviewer EDUCAT Project (IST-2000-29247)
  • Accolades

    Nov 2001

    Product of the Year Gold Award
    Institute of Management

    Apr 2001

    New Company of the Year
    Software Industry Foundation (now Momentum)

    Nov 2000

    European Grand IST Prize Winner
    European Information Society
    €200,000