Chris Dines, who led Ovum through its successful IPO and sale to Datamonitor, has had more time for one of his real passions — cycling — since leaving the firm. He is planning one big excursion this year and this time it’s for charity.
With 2000 others he is taking part in the Palace to Palace bike ride to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust. Chris has developed an increasing awareness of what the Trust does, particularly in the Technology space: Chris’s former Ovum colleague Richard Holway was a founder of the Prince’s Trust Technology Leadership Group. We agree that it’s really worthwhile.
He explains: “It supports youngsters from deprived backgrounds, enabling them to use their real potential. Some develop careers in the IT space, others go on to become budding entrepreneurs. We need lots more! I am raising fund offline as well as online, and will personally make a significant contribution.”
If you are interested in finding out more and making a donation please go to http://www.justgiving.com/chrisdines
Always the tax-savvy accountant, Chris adds “It’s very simple and it also deals with grossing up the tax that can be reclaimed!”