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Alvin E. Finch





Bracknell College

5 GCE ‘O’ Levels & ‘A’ Level – Computer Studies


ONC Mechanical Engineering

Reading College

HNC Computer Studies

Thames Valley University

British Computer Society exams & HNC Endorsement – Systems programming

Member: British Computer Society, Institute for the Management Information Systems,  Institution of Engineering and Technology


As a Software Professional working in the IT industry for more than 30 years, I have extensive experience in developing and supporting various products including document production, communication and accounting/database systems. This has involved extensive customer contact at all levels of organisations.

I am able to work alone, as part of, or leading a team. I am self-motivated, and pro-active; generally my enthusiasm motivates the rest of the team.

My technical knowledge includes a range of software and hardware; use of various operating systems; communications protocols; structured design techniques and relational databases. Much of it gained in the airline and defence industries.

I am able to adapt rapidly to new working practices. As a problem solver I am quick and effective in spotting differences in patterns and work logically to implement systems, or identify and rectify problems.
I am also a Councillor at Bracknell Forest Borough Council, and involved in various local activities.


2004 –

Self Employed Consultant
Computer support and services

2016 – 2016

Customer Service Engineer

2012 – 2016

Cerco IT
Cerco - P/T Field Engineer

2003 – 2004

SITA Advanced Travel Solutions
Sita Senior Analyst

1998 – 2002

Hewlett-Packard UK Ltd (also NCL and ISS)
Uniter Applications Specialist

1995 – 1998

Novus Networks
(NSTL) Senior Software Systems Consultant

1994 – 1995

Travel Technology Systems
TTS Consultant – Software Systems

1988 – 1994

TAS – Galileo – Speedwing (A BA/Logica Joint Venture)
Travicom - Software Consultant

1985 – 1987

Nest and Blackbird Computing
- Proprietor – Freelance Software Developer

1980 – 1985

Computer Communications Ltd
(A "subdivision" of Travicom - Team Leader

1976 – 1980

Marconi Space & Defence Systems
Marconi - Systems Programmer