Graham Wylie

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Graham Wylie
CBE
Born Andrew William Graham Wylie[1]
Occupation Businessman
Known for Sage Group
Technology Services Group
Net worth £116 million (2004)[2]

Andrew William Graham Wylie CBE is a British businessman and co-founder of The Sage Group, the United Kingdom's largest software business.

Early life[edit]

Wylie was raised in the North East of England, the son of a Scottish miner from Stirling; Wylie's mother was originally from Hawick.[3] In 1980 Wylie attained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Statistics from Newcastle University.

Career[edit]

In 1981 Wylie co-founded the Sage Group with David Goldman and Paul Muller, having programmed the initial Sage accounts package himself.[4] The Sage Group quickly grew to be a successful worldwide financial software company and is the only software company listed on the FTSE 100. Wylie retired from Sage in 2003.

In October 2003 Wylie founded Technology Services Group and in the following years expanded that company primarily through acquisition.[5]

Speedflex (Europe) Ltd was formed in 2011 by Chairman Graham Wylie, Paul Ferris (Barrister, former Professional Footballer and Physiotherapist at Newcastle United Football Club) and Alan Shearer (former Newcastle United and England captain).

Wylie has been honoured by the Queen with a CBE in the 2003 New Year Honours.[1] Wylie has been awarded honorary doctorates by Northumbria University in 2000 and Newcastle University in 2004.[6][2] Furthermore he has been awarded the freedom of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Personal life[edit]

In 2003 Wylie married his second wife, Andrea. Wylie and his wife also own a number of race horses, Close House (a mansion) and Gosforth Shopping Centre.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CBEs". BBC News. 31 December 2002. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Public Orator's speech for Graham Wylie". Newcastle University. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Keep on top of everything Saturday interview Graham Wylie The founder of Sage shares words of wisdom about good health, good luck and a very tidy office with Mark Smith". Herald Scotland. 18 September 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "History". Sage Group. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Graham Wylie, Chairman and Founder of TSG". Technology Services Group. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Honorary Graduates". Northumbria University. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sage founder's next success looks like a racing certainty". The Northern Echo. 7 June 2005. Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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