2019 February meeting

7th February 2019

Tales from the Clock Tower

Andy Burdon

Andy’s talk “Tales from the Clock Tower” will be about clocks he has seen or worked on together with some interesting history on Turret Clock characters.

Andy Burdon worked for 30 years in corporate IT in London for a multi-national Engineering Group and subsequently went on to help set up a new company in the IT hardware disposal business concentrating on government approved data erasure. This business went from a startup to be audited as the best in the industry in 18 months.

Andy has had a lifelong enthusiasm for turret clocks and curates his own turret clock collection and workshop.

Andy is a Council Member of the Clocks Conservation Committee at the Church Buildings Council and the Chief Executive Officer of his own technology company having held a number of previous CIO board positions in the technology and communications industry.

He is also the database manager for the AHS turret clock group recording every turret clock made in the UK.Since taking over the database in 2016 he has worked to turn it into an internet based database and take it from 650 records to just over 4500. He has worked with the Church of England to link the turret clock database with the Church Heritage Record database which contains the information about all 17,600 Church of England churches in the UK.

In November 2018 Andy joined the Smith of Derby board as a Non-Executive Director and has been working with Smith of Derby Limited for many months, helping the company improve performance in the traditional turret clock marketplace and working with the engineers in the field to improve the work they perform.

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