8th February 2001
The Tech-Board Story (Stranger then fiction)
The true story of the most dramatic "Greenfield Startup" failure in British manufacturing history
At the time it was thought to be the largest venture-capital backed Greenfield manufacturing startup in British History. In 1993 one man raised over 35 million pounds form the City of London to build a new manufacturing plant in Wales. Over the next 8 years the plant was built, started production, went into receivership three times (some say twice...), and finally was shut down for the final time. We lived through the madness, and thought that we should commit our memories to a web page, for posterity. If you invested in Tech Board, supplied equipment to Tech Board, or even worked for Tech Board, we hope youll find something that brings back a happy (?) memory. If youre in our (Where are they now?) section (or if we have missed you out, Sorry) please drop us a mail and let us know what youre doing.
Any other Tech Board stories always gratefully received.
Latest News - 21 June 2002
Tech Board Top Tip
If you're about to leave a company, and you hate your colleagues, why not employ as many mad, stupid people as possible in your last few days with the company - let your retaliation live beyond your time.
THE CONSPIRACY GAME
We're currently putting together a picture of who held the most senior jobs at which time during the life of Tech-Board. We'll give you who held which jobs when, and you've got to tell us which changes in post were the result of the employee leaving by their own accord, and which employees left as part of a conspiracy theory. The winner receives the last remaining Tech-Board "crew" jacket. This competition depends on the holders of those posts writing to us to let us know if they went, or if they were pushed - so - senior tech-board management - get writing now!
Old news archive......
ENRON NO MORE !!
Enron have called in the receivers. This is big news on it's own, but did you know that the chairman of Enron Europe was also the old chairman of Tech-Board, none other then Mr. Ralph Hodge.
Socialist Worker has written this about Enron Europe :-
Also more news here
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PS, We are looking for the 2nd and 3rd Tech-Board Bulletin things. If you have them, e-mail here
This site is meant to be a look back at a moment in time. It's not our intention to misrepresent anybody or any event, but our memories do fail us from time to time. If you would like to see any details corrected, removed, or if you'd like to add any more Tech-Board stories please write to us and we'll do it as soon as possible.
This web-site is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Mike Parrott.