Experience, Qualification & Accreditations

Qualification & Accreditations

Qualifications:

BSc Tech – Materials Technology – University of Sheffield 1968-72

PhD – Glass Technology – University of Sheffield 1976-79

Member Institute Materials Minerals & Mining – MIMMM

CEng – Chartered Engineer

SFEDI accredited Business Adviser

Past accreditations & Roles:

Sheffield City Region Growth Adviser

Barnsley Launcpad Start-up Programme – associate adviser

Registered Horizon 2020 Innovation Coach

Registered Business Growth Service (Growth Accelerator & MAS (Manufacturing Advice Service)) Innovation Coach & Design Adviser

Technology Means Business accredited ICT adviser

Member Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurship – IOEE

Professional Profile, Endorsements & Recommendations, see:LinkedIn michaelhuxley

Additional Qualifications:

I am a Technology Means Business Accredited ICT adviser. Technology Means Business (TMB) was set up in 2000 by the then Government (DTI) to create a minimum standard in the abilities of IT specialists offering business advice and solutions as it was observed that some IT solutions were being sold to business without any understanding of the business or any basic business knowledge by the sales person.

It was backed by all of the major IT suppliers such as Microsoft, Cisco, BT, Intel, Compaq, HP etc.

The Technology Means Business standard indicates that the advisor can demonstrate their understanding of both the technical and the business processes required to fully exploit ICT within a business setting. These advisors will also have confirmed their ability to deliver advice in a manner that can be understood by the non-technical business manager.

Technology Means Business was adopted by organisations, such as Business Link, as the minimum qualification for their ICT advisors. Similarly, many organisations that provide other ICT products and services to the business community are also adopting this standard.

 

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