Philip Hulme

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Sir Philip William Hulme (born 1948) is the co-founder of Computacenter, one of the United Kingdom's largest computer businesses.

Computacenter company

Computacenter plc is a European company that provides computer services to public- and private-sector customers. It is a UK company based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom (UK), officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.


Having graduated at Imperial College, London with a first class degree in engineering, Hulme secured a Harkness Fellowship and joined the MBA Programme at Harvard Business School. [1] He then joined Boston Consulting Group becoming a Vice-President and Director in 1979. [1]

Engineering applied science

Engineering is the application of knowledge in the form of science, mathematics, and empirical evidence, to the innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures, machines, materials, software, devices, systems, processes, and organizations. The discipline of engineering encompasses a broad range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied mathematics, applied science, and types of application. See glossary of engineering.

The Harkness Fellowships are a programme run by the Commonwealth Fund of New York City. They were established to reciprocate the Rhodes Scholarships and enable Fellows from several countries to spend time studying in the United States. The many notable alumni listed below include the president of the International Court of Justice; former Chairman and CEO of Salomon Brothers; a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge; the controller of BBC Radio 4; the editor of the Sunday Times; former directors of the Medical Research Council, the London School of Economics and the General Medical Council; and, a vice-president of Microsoft.

The Master of Business Administration degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management. The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, applied statistics, business communication, business ethics, business law, finance, managerial economics, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy.

Hulme, together with his former Harvard colleague Peter Ogden founded Computacenter in 1981 and expanded it into one of the United Kingdom's largest computer businesses. [1] When the Company floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1998 Hulme gave much of the proceeds from the sale of his shares to charity. [2] He served as Chairman of Computacenter from 1998 to 2001. [3]

Sir Peter Ogden is an English businessman who is one of the founders of Computacenter, one of the United Kingdom's largest computer businesses.

London Stock Exchange Stock exchange in the City of London

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Charity (practice) voluntary giving help to those who need it

The practice of charity means the voluntary giving of help to those in need, as a humanitarian act.

Hulme is also a substantial shareholder in Dealogic, another British computer business. [4]

Dealogic An international financial software company.

Dealogic is a financial markets platform offering integrated content, analytics, and technology via a service to financial firms. From origination to distribution and investors, the Dealogic platform provides a connection across banking, capital markets, sales and trading, and institutional investing. The company has offices located in London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Budapest, Sydney, Mumbai, São Paulo, and Beijing.

He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to technology and philanthropy. [5]

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  1. 1 2 3 Computacenter: Annual Report 1998
  2. Sunday Times Rich List 2004
  3. Computacenter: Board of Directors
  4. Cazenove leads Dealogic flotation Financial News, 14 April 2004
  5. "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B2.