Experience / CV

Staff Roster Solutions Ltd

Business Development Director

Staff Roster Solutions specialise is staff scheduling software.

Staff Roster have completely outsourced their sales and marketing to J Watson Consulting. This has resulted in achieving the largest order of their history and more than doubling turnover last year. Worked with the customer to define and update appropriate business documentation including terms and conditions and customer contracts. Defined an updated pricing strategy based on market research and managed the implementation of a new website, sales collateral and e-mail marketing.

EIBS Ltd (10 Years)

Product Services Director / Development Director

EIBS Ltd is a UK leading Content Management System (CMS) developer and supplier.

Founder director of EIBS Ltd. Grew the business organically to a turnover of over £2M, with staff levels of 35-40 and 12% profit. EIBS Ltd are now the largest CMS provider in the NHS as well as providing solutions to the Co-Operative, Herman Miller chairs and other multinational organisations.

Involved in all aspects of the business but with focus on requirements capture and specification, managing implementation, testing, deployment and support.

Senior stakeholder management and project management of large accounts including the Co-Operative, Herman Miller Chairs, Sussex Health Informatics, National Association of Head Teachers, Nottinghamshire County Council, Humberside Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Sheffield City Council, Leicester City Council, Tyne & Wear Fire Service, International Institute of Strategic Studies, OnePoster Online Retailer, Private Health healthcare advice provider and Redactive publishing.

East Midlands Network Ltd (2 Years)

IT Manager / Project Manager

EMNET was a not-for-profit Internet and Web solutions provider delivering free Internet Service Provider (ISP) services and consultancy to the local community.

Management, motivation and leadership of the technical team.
Database architect and trialling / introducing new technologies to move the business forward.
Primary project manager, including a large sales proposal / specification element.

GPT Ltd (6 Years)

Senior Software Engineer / Team Leader

GPT Ltd were part of the GEC Marconi group of international businesses, manufacturing telephony solutions.

Developed skills in various database technologies including architecture and software development to deliver both desktop applications and telephone management software.

Other Interests

Scouts - Julian is chair person of his local Scouting group, which includes overseeing the management of its £1M facility, ensuring that rental income is maintained and building service contracts are in place.

Cycling - Julian is an enthusiastic cyclist and has completed various 'challenge' rides, including the famous Lands End to John O'Groats.

Property - Having been an active buy-to-let landlord for over 10 years, Julian has extensive property management experience. This has led to setting up his own property renovation business which continues to thrive.

Current Directorships

J Watson Consulting - Business consultancy

GCourt Ltd - Property management

Previous Directorships

Watson Property Development Ltd - Property renovation

EIBS Ltd - Website content management vendor


The University of Hull (3 Years)

BSc. Joint Honours Degree, Computer Science / Physics

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