James is a founder shareholder with G7, and became a Director in April 2014. As our Unit4 ERP Consulting Director, James leads and develops a number of our larger Unit4 ERP projects.
After starting life as a programmer with YJ Lovell Holding Plc, developing finance systems, James then moved into a systems analysis role. He also trained as a property management surveyor, taking on the responsibility for a property portfolio and their financials.
James then joined the Jon Hawkins Partnership as a Lawson Application Consultant, and when the company became G7, he became an Unit4 ERP Application Consultant – eventually developing into a Senior and Lead Consultant and Solution Architect. Building on this vast experience, James has been instrumental in developing a substantial Unit4 ERP team within G7.
Away from business systems, you might find James watching his beloved West Ham (he’s a season-ticket holder) or Middlesex CCC. He also completed the London Marathon on his 18th birthday – which means he has an unbreakable record as the youngest ever participant!
Julie joined G7 in March 2015, having spent twelve years at Unit4.
After starting her working life in operations, then as a programmer, Julie moved into training and support on the Sun Accounts and Dillon systems and then into sales for a number of years – including working for an end user training provider. As an NLP certified trainer, Julie also ran her own company, offering change management skills and soft skills training to organisations and individuals. From here, Julie moved into project management, gaining PRINCE II and APMP accreditation.
Julie’s role is to enhance and expand G7 services for the benefit of both existing and new business streams. This has so far involved her in a rebranding exercise creating new sales collateral (including this new web site) and investigating potential new services and products for G7. Julie is also responsible for new sales within G7, and is your first point of contact for any queries.
Alongside all this, Julie still found time to compete in national dancing competitions; she was a finalist for both Rock n’ Roll and Jazz dancing, and was even judged by Irene Phillips and Len Goodman of Strictly Come Dancing fame!
Along with Dominic, Mark was one of the original founders of G7.
He has extensive experience in programming and technical services, and his main role at G7 is Services Director and also HR responsibilities with Dominic.
Early in his career, Mark worked in computer operations, and progressed into a technical programming role working for a number of different companies on various technologies. While at YJ Lovell’s, Mark designed and built a bespoke HR/Payroll system paying over 1500 hourly, weekly and monthly paid employees. He then developed a specialism in Lawson, and became Technical Services Manager at the Jon Hawkins Partnership, before the emergence of G7.
Since 2001 Mark has led G7’s work with Lawson, and has more recently assisted in the dynamic growth realised by the G7 Unit4 ERP practice. He is also an accredited PRINCE II Practitioner, and a keen follower of Middlesex CCC and Wasps RFC.
Dominic helped to organise a management buyout from the Jon Hawkins Partnership in 2001, making him one of the original founders of G7.
As one of three directors, his primary role is to oversee G7’s suite of support services, including Managed Application Support.
Dominic started his IT career with the Milk Marketing Board, working on various financial and logistics projects as a Programmer, Analyst and in later years as a Project Manager. He moved to the John Hawkins Partnership as a Lawson Consultant, and was part of the senior management team. He was tasked with creating the Lawson support service, which he managed along with technical services.
Since the beginning, Dominic has been central to G7’s support services. He has provided consultancy in the Lawson product, Business Objects, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. He has also managed several Lawson upgrade projects, and is an accredited PRINCE II Practitioner.
Considering all this IT experience, you might be surprised to learn that Dominic actually spent years renovating and running his family farm in Spain!