Hi, I'm James Chard. I'm into yoga, maximising life experience, and specialist private healthcare.
James Chard's Bio:
James Chard is the Practice Manager of Norfolk Biomechanics Clinic Ltd. He's in charge of day-to-day operations including policy and risk register creation, as well as strategic planning of clinic expansion. James has launched several successful marketing campaigns including a new line of custom prescription orthotic sandals that increased monthly revenue by 15%, and a social media campaign that grew the site's monthly website traffic by 245%. James is currently managing the amalgation of mobile clinics into one fixed location, and the relaunch of the practice's internet presence, including website, social media, and internet infrastructure.
James Chard's Experience:
Practice Manager at Norfolk Biomechanics ClinicJanuary 2013
The Norfolk Biomechanics Clinic is a unique medical assessment and treatment clinic, giving personal service and dedicated care for pain resulting from poor foot function and gait biomechanics. Alongside Ian Sadler, its Director, I am responsible for managing daily operations and infrastructure; ensuring compliance; and expanding the business into its next chapter.
IT Manager at Agama Yoga2005 - 2006
Taught classes and workshops in yoga and meditation; responsible for the IT support for the school's laptops, desktops; responsible for restructuring the school's audio, video and image library; redeveloped the school's website and electronic communications system
Technical Director at BA Multimedia LimitedJanuary 2000 - January 2002
Responsible for leading a multimedia company through IT aspects of venture capitalisation and relocation to Canary Wharf. Duties included writing technical specifications and processes, managing staff, purchasing all computer systems within the company, interviewing potential new staff, and making staff recruitment decisions.
Technical Director at Europe Online1993 - 1996
Managing technical infrastructure (servers and communications) associated with world's first internet based online service. Rebuilding the service, after shareholders pulled out, strategic partnership was formed with Astra SES to deliver the service via multicast Satellite, with return path using landline. The technology was fantastic, just a bit ahead of its time.
Technical Support Engineer at Sysdeco UK1991 - 1993
Supported customers through pre and post sales implementation of GIS to replace paper-based mapping technology.
Senior Design Engineer at United Artists1989 - 1991
Designed civil engineering and RF electronics associated with implementation of Cable TV and telephony networks.
James Chard's Education:
University of East Anglia2011 – 2013BSc Nursing SciencesConcentration: Adult Nursing
University of East Anglia2008 – 2011BSc Biomedical SciencesConcentration: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
College of West Anglia2007 – 2008Access to Medicine
James Chard's Interests & Activities:
Yoga, meditation, Southern Indian and Thai cooking, Derren Brown (and magical illusion in general), self-development through rigorous exploration, discovering fears and overcoming them, improving things through process streamlining.