Geoff Lord has been developing software and websites for his own group of companies since 1984 ! . Yes you read that correctly, 1984.
Since leaving school in 1956 I have always been interested in electronics and engineering and served a 3-year apprenticeship with the then British Railways as a diesel and electric traction engineer, repairing and maintaining diesel engines and electric trains and qualified in 1960. During this period I was also a part-time student at Bury Technical College and earned an HND (eqv. to a BSc degree) in Electrical Engineering. However, this was not to be my future career path.
In 1960 I joined the British Army and after basic training was selected to train as a Specialist Radio and communications operative. This was at the time a very sought after trade as it was the dawning of the electronics and data processing era. I am not at liberty to disclose details of the work I was involved in, other than to say our unit worked closely with the Intelligence Corps.
After leaving the Army in 1967 following an accident falling from the roof of a Radio Truck, I embarked on a civilian career in Sales and Marketing.
Over the Years since 1967, I have sold many types of products and services including Insurance, Sewing machines, Cars, Household Hardware, Aladdin Heaters and services to the industry. I was also a Branch Manager for a Finance Company for 4 Years, and a news agency manager along the way somewhere.
In 1979 I was approached to become a Sales Manager for one of Britain’s largest Spectacle frame manufactures which was the start of a whole new career path for me. Not only did I sell the products I had to learn how to design and make them. I eventually became the companies export sales manager and travelled extensively in Europe and the USA marketing the companies products. I also studied part-time at Hendon Business College and earned a degree in Sales and Marketing Management. This led me to other opportunities in the optical industry and over the next few years, I became the UK sales Manager and later the UK Sales Director for one of the Worlds top Spectacles frame manufacturers at that time.
In 1982 I opened my first company importing and selling optical goods to the UK Optical industry. In 1984 I teamed up with one of my ex colleges and together we opened the first Opticians practice in the UK in a shopping Mall. Prior to that, Opticians had not been unable to trade as regular retailers as it was a regulated Health Service and believe it not, Opticians in the UK up until then had not even been allowed to display prices on their spectacle frames in window displays!…sounds weird now…but it's true. We took advantage of a loophole I had discovered in the Law at the time, which eventually led to the de-regulation of the sale of Optical goods in the UK, and the rise of the Optical Chains we all see and know in every shopping mall in the UK began from there.
Over the next 25 Years, the businesses I owned grew to include Opticians Practices, Travel Agencies, Spectacle Frame manufacturing and Optical Laboratories and a spectacle frame and accessories import and export company.
During all that time I bought the first computer ever launched in the UK, A Sinclair 1 K Machine !! Imagine that today! 1 K of memory. It took ages to program a dot to go from one side of the tv screen to the other !!! Anyway as time went on I worked on my computers in the background creating database management systems to run the patient reminders systems for the practices and writing training manuals for the staff. All self-taught from scratch as it was all new to everyone at that time.
I created the first-ever Opticians website in the World at that time and won an award a couple of years later for it in the UK Optical Industry Annual Awards program that was running at the time. I eventually retired from my High Street Businesses in 2012.
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