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WORK HISTORY - 1990 2000
Unipro (Software) Limited
Position: Managing Director

The Unipro group of companies was awarded BS5750, ISO9001 and EN290 for every aspect of their business in March 1994.

In 1997 Francois won a project for the Malawi Government and successfully completed a client server project covering the whole of the government for payroll and human resources. A subsidiary was established in Malawi to support the project.

The company expanded with offices in Canada, Singapore, Belgium, Malawi as well as the United Kingdom and had distributors in over 20 countries.

  Francois in Unipro stand on 2003
Francois on the Unipro Stand
2000.

In 1999 when investigating possible fraud and theft in the South African subsidiary, Francois received a call in Dubai from a man claiming to have been hired to kill him by his then Managing Director in South Africa. Francois hired private detectives and body guards to uncover the plot and death threat was replaced with a threat of planting drugs on him and his girlfriend. This was attempted by a squad of police when he landed from aboard on one occasion but thwarted by Francois and his quick thinking. He had pre-arranged body guards to meet him at the airport and was in constant contact by cell phone with the British Embassy so the Drug squad could not separate him from his baggage to plant the drugs. Eventually the matter was resovled with the Managing Director and the problem disappeared after Francois had a few of his large body guards go and visit the alleged hit man.

Francois with Ida in the Unipro stand
Francois on the Unipro Stand 2000 with
Ida Laurette's sister.

However, the breakup of his marriage and problems in the development to a replacement version of the DOS based Peodesy system led to the company being once again repurchased by Francois so he could refocus and re direct the company.

  PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
  QUALIFICATIONS
Papers Published by Francois Jones
Papers
Articles
Books (Books co- authored by
Francois Jones)
Audio Visual Scripts
C.I.T.P. Chartered Information Technology Practitioner
F.I.M.C. Fellow of Institute of Management Consultants
C.M.C Chartered Management Consultant
F.C.M.I. Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
F.I.O.D. Fellow of Institute of Directors
M.B.C.S. Member of British Computer Society
F.M.S Fellow of Institute of Management Services
M.I.M.I.S Member of Institute of Management Information Systems
F.C.I.P.D Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
F.InstAM Fellow of Institute of Administrative Management
A.C.I.M. Associate of Chartered Institute of Marketing
  WORK HISTORY
Barlow & Jones
Articled Accountant
(1963-1965)
Royal Engineers
Sapper
(1965-1968)
H. Samuel Jewellers
Retail Manager
(1968-1970)
Cheshire County Council
Work Study Engineer, O & M Officer
(1970-1974)
City of Bradford Metropolitan Council
Principal Officer – Office Automation
(1974-1980)
Business Information Techniques
Partner
(1980-1984)
Unibit (Holdings) Limited
Managing Director
(1984-1990)
Unipro (Software) Limited
Managing Director
(1990-2000)
3R Software SolutionsChief Executive Officer
(2000-2010)
OxyCloud Software Limited 
Chief Executive Officer
(2010- To Date)
   
   




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