Steve Smythe Home
I am an independent IT Consultant specialising in helping charity and not-for-profit organisations.
This is my old website - 2001-ish
As you might have gathered, my name is Steve Smythe, and I live in Greenwich, London, UK. Goodness knows why anyone would want to read this stuff, but, since you're here...
The reason for producing this page is that I am a bit of a nerd, and it keeps me off the streets where I might come into contact with real people. For my day job, I am a self-employed IT Consultant. To keep myself busy in the evenings, I am (was) a governor of Moatbridge School in Greenwich, a school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Until December 1996, I was Managing Director of Wandsworth Community Transport, which continues to be a very fine organisation. After that, I had a spell as Director of Greenwich Voluntary Action Council before joining Sayer Vincent.They kindly made me redundant so I started my own consultancy. See my company website - Steve Smythe Consulting
In any spare time I have left after doing these things, I enjoy the following:
Playing the piano, listening to music, going to concerts
Running and cycling
Oh yes, I nearly forgot - I like to drink a little beer from time to time!
You can email me and tell me to stop at: steve @ smythe.me.uk .
So you're still here? I was born in Clydebank, Scotland (but I'm not saying when), and moved to England when I was two. I attended Bandon Hill primary school, and then Wallington High School for Boys (ugh!). I studied Electronics and Physics at Edinburgh University, and they gave me a BSc degree in it, although you wouldn't think so if you met me. In fact I think they gave it to me just to get rid of me.
After this, I moved back down to London, where I was a 'dustman' for three years. Having by then become as expert a dustman as it's possible to be, I spent some time travelling, and found myself unemployed (and probably unemployable). Another quick career change, after a spell of volunteering, saw me become a Dial-a-Ride driver for above-mentioned Wandsworth Community Transport. Three years later, and I became Co-ordinator, and then finally, Managing Director. After 14 years at WCT, I decided enough was enough when an opportunity came to get a job as Director at Greenwich Voluntary Action Council (GVAC), a newly-formed 'Council for Voluntary Service'.
I have uploaded some of my old website pages from 1996 onwards. I used to get a lot of "hits" for searches on "Alkan" (the composer) so I thought I'd put them back up again.
To find out what I was up to in the 1990s, click here.
Where I live
Greenwich is a suburb of London, situated on the River Thames on the Prime Meridian (zero degrees of longitude), about five miles east of the centre. A place of enormous historical and geographical significance, Greenwich was chosen to host the UK's Millennium Exhibition to celebrate the year 2000. To find out more about Greenwich , click here. Greenwich Council now has a very informative site, where you will find a lot of useful information.
Who was Alkan?
I'm glad you asked. The answer to this question can be found by clicking here.
A door-to-door transport service for elderly and disabled people.
Refuse collector, garbage collector, cleansing operative, garbologist
Junior school, elementary school
This site was last updated on 25th February 2006, and you are visitor number 00001 (just kidding!)