I am now branching out into proper consultancy (i.e. not contract development work!).
I have set up Legacy IT Consultants Limited ( and you can email me at
Legacy IT Consultants Limited does what it says in the tin. We giev advise and expertise on all aspects of legacy modernisation and transformation. The blog listed above is a discussion forum for various topics encompassed within this remit.

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And you can read our latest press release here:-

I am what could be called a COBOL guru! Its all BS really, but some people value my skills. Take a look at the video at Michael Madden on COBOL
As training manager I had to recruit COBOL programmers. I got interviewed for several publications, including IT World.
COBOL celebrated its 50th birthday recently, and this time the story even reached the Guardian