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Nic Brough

Member Since 20 Jun 2000
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2007 04:33 PM

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In Topic: Another one bites the dust?

03 July 2007 - 01:42 PM

<br />Just heard that Intervolve has gone into liquidation <img src="style_emoticons/default/w00t.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="(w00t)" border="0" alt="w00t.gif" /> <br /><br />The Matthews clan are now released into the community so if you are ever in Wellingborough Tescos you might see a few familiar faces pushing trolleys <img src="style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> <br /><br /> <img src="style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="(w00t)" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> <br /><br /><br />

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Yes, I heard yesterday - an ex-CPL bod who lives in the area saw the removal men gutting the office, so he let Ben know.

One of the two BPers left had to actually 'phone the line manager to be told (who said he'd only just been told himself) and the other one is on holiday until tomorrow.

I was hiding at home yesterday, so I didn't get much info until I got in today (nothing more than a "nip round there and check they've gone" from the people here)

In Topic: Another one bites the dust?

22 September 2006 - 04:12 PM

Not sure who wrote it but I can't understand why they have logged on as a guest.
Is there anything slanderous in their comments?

Anyway, does anybody know how Del Boy and Jimmy Tarbuck are doing with their new venture / debt building exercise?

Don't know how they're doing, but if I'm right about who you mean by Jimmy, he left at the same time as me.

The other two BPers are still here and being paid, but I don't know how they're getting on with the new line manager.

In Topic: Another one bites the dust?

01 August 2006 - 10:08 AM

Intervolve viable? 3 people working in London propping up half a dozen pretending to in Wellingborough (not much change there then :eek: )? The only products they have they are reselling (think ebay dropshipper) which you could probably just google and buy direct.

Two now. I left yesterday.

In Topic: Another one bites the dust?

05 July 2006 - 07:58 PM

Hi Sandra!

I'm one of the ones that got dumped on big time by CPL. (Hello Nic, remember me?).

Ayup Steve!

I was one of the ones told to get lost without any compensation - I never even got my expenses paid so I actually paid out money to work for them!

Good to hear from you both. Just wondering if you felt like a catch up chat without boring all the pro-iv'ers here as well - if so, use the forum mail to drop me an email address, and I'll get back to you off line!

Even if it's just to tell you that the TBO system you both worked on is still going, it's still keeping me in a job, and looks like it will reach the age of 20 before it retires.

Regards, Nic.

In Topic: Another one bites the dust?

04 July 2006 - 04:20 PM

How can a body shop like CPL, who just charge out their staff to other companies (I think thats all CPL did??) get into a state where they owe so much money??

They didn't just act as an agency.

Originally, they were a "service provider", and one of the services was Pro-IV programmers/consultants etc (this was the main service when I started out with them). Some of us ended up entrenched at various customers (there's a spec in my desk that I wrote when I started here, dated mid 1997, and even that was the second revision). CPL diversified out into several other areas that had little or nothing to do with Pro, and it's my understanding that this was what led to the losses.

I never really got involved with the newer projects, I stuck to Pro, although I don't do a lot of that any more. I scripted myself out of a job and then stepped into a colleagues shoes, keeping the old stuff down to a bit of maintenance and "everyone asks Nic when they get a really obscure error, or are taking apart some of his dodgy old code"