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Giles Coates

Another founder of Athenian, Giles gained a BSc from Nottingham University in 1986 in Chemistry and qualified as an ACA in 1991. In addition Giles has a number of technical qualifications including Microsoft MCP, MCDBA, MCSE; Interwoven Certified Systems Engineer (WorkSite); PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner; Autonomy Certified Professional and InterAction Certified Consultant. After practising as an accountant for 9 years, Giles joined ResSoft in 1996. After its acquisition by Tikit plc in 2005, Giles spent 5 years there as a Managing Consultant and during this time he worked with many prestigious clients such as (in alphabetical order) Ashurst, Bech Bruun, Browne Jacobson, Clyde & Co., DLA Piper, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Garrigues, Hogan Lovells, Hugh James, Kingfisher, Kingston Smith, Lawrence Graham, Logica UK, Marks & Clerk, Mills & Reeve, Roschier, S J Berwin, Slaughter and May, Speechly Bircham, The Bank of England and Wragge & Co.