After graduating from Liverpool University with a degree in Computer Science and Business Studies, Mark started his career with NCR selling computers to the financial sector. After 3 years of excellent training he decided to broaden his skillset within a smaller company and in 1990 joined Visualfiles. In 1992 Mark was made Northern Area Sales Manager and then Sales Director in 1993. In 1996 Mark became Managing Director keeping responsibility for sales, but adding customer services, finance and HR. Mark’s skills include motivation, contract negotiation, sales, presentations and organisation. In 2006 Mark lead the sale of the business for in excess of £20m working very closely with financial and legal advisors to maximise value for the shareholders. After the sale, Mark became a member of the UK Lexis Nexis Management Board. Since leaving in 2008, Mark has invested in 3 new businesses and is now the Commercial Director of Earthmill Limited and a Non Executive Director of 2 other businesses.