Born and raised in Wallasey, Merseyside. Educated at Wallasey Grammar School (1959/65)
After leaving school in 1965, joined Martins Bank (taken over by Barclays in 1968) and then moved in 1969 to Royal Insurance 1969 -91
In 1984 Personal computing was in its infancy and he was invited to organize training on the first IBM PCs. In finding a niche he then founded Royal Insurance Education Services (RIES) to not only organize training within the
The company but also (following acceptance at Board Level in 1987) to market training on a commercial basis. This became hugely successful and RIES became the first Authorised Microsoft IT Applications training center in the UK and the first Lotus 1-2-3 UK Training Centre also. Simultaneously he founded MERIT (Merseyside Information Technology) to bring together IT expertise across the region. MERIT was supported by the regional government and also became very successful in running for 21 years. MERIT was a forerunner to TLC.
VNG Group 1991-5 – Divisional Managing Director. Four successful years but VNG was hit with the then recession and sold.
BroadSkill 1996 – 2014
Mr. Fletcher formed and founded BroadSkill in 1996 offering national IT training and solutions services. In 12 years we became one of the UK’s top IT Training companies working behind the scenes for many major organizations. BroadSkill was sold successfully in 2008 to Bray Leino. In the meantime, they developed an IT database to handle long-term healthcare issues. BroadCare became very successful and is now (within its sphere) de facto within NHS. Mr. Fletcher had taken the view that BroadCare would be better developed in a more focused environment and he identified CHS Healthcare as being the best new owner. Mr. Fletcher then retired as Managing Director of BroadCare in 2014, became Executive Chairman of CHS Healthcare. He negotiated and organized the sale of BroadCare to CHS then following completion decided to fully retire and focus on the development of The Leaders Club.
The Leaders Club (TLC)
Founded The Leaders Club www.theleadersclub.org in 2009 to bring together an eclectic group of people from a wide variety of disciplines to share and compare leadership experience. TLC has now had over 150 events and meeting monthly in mainly Liverpool and London. Running on the Chatham House rule, Its motto is Bringing Great Minds Together. It now has over 800 members. TLC has become hugely successful and meetings are now largely conducted via videoconferencing and attracting large numbers due to the width and breadth of the program. Mr. Flectcher is actively seeking to move TLC onto a truly international basis
Senior Fellow – Liverpool Hope University 2017-20
Mr. Fletcher was invited by Liverpool Hope University to become a Senior Fellow. Developed the Leaders Awards scheme for Liverpool City Region in conjunction with the University. The pandemic has clearly curtailed further activity and 2020 was well underway and in its 3rd year, Leaders are nominated, judged, and recognized in 6 categories – Arts, Education, Enterprise, Health & Social Care, Uniformed Services, and Common Good. The annual celebratory dinner was attended by over 150 guests. Unfortunately, a change in Pro-Vice-Chancellor has curtailed activities and he decided to resign his position.
Justice of the Peace
A huge privilege to become a Magistrate which is completely voluntary with its origins going back to 1215.
Appointed in 1984. Retired February 2018 – 34 years.
- Chair – Merseyside Branch of Magistrates Association 1992-94,
- Chair Wirral Youth Panel 1998-2004
- Chairman of Wirral Bench 2005-7 (elected by colleagues and the pinnacle of my time on the bench.
- Married to Kay (1973), 3 children Kirstie ( Matron midwife), Shona (MD of Technology Company in Cheltenham), and Rory (Director of major PR company). 3 grandchildren – Bethan, Daisy & ArthurInterests
- Falling for and off steam locomotives