About the Director
Carl Kelly is the founder and owner of Kelicomp Computing. Carl has had a passion for business and computing since an early age where his ambition was always to run his own company. In 1983 Carl embarked on his computing career whilst working for the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA). It was here that he eventually worked his way up to Head of Computing, responsible for computerising the entire catering department responsible for over a 1000 schools across the 12 Inner London Boroughs. The role involved handling a multi-million pound budget to devise school meals and purchase ingredients whilst training staff to record data into a then new computer database system. This was a very exciting period of time where IT technology was relatively new and constantly changing with the likes of computer giants such as IBM and Microsoft entering the market.
Carl's childhood ambition was achieved at the start of the 90's with the formation of Kelicomp Computing. The company was divided into two sections; installation side where Carl looked after individuals and their businesses and a software side that involved him designing and implementing user-friendly software solutions for businesses that had complex issues to help significantly reduce their man hours whilst increasing overall efficiency. Network systems and IT support came naturally to Carl and his prior knowledge he had gained since his early career years. Carl prides himself on building long-standing, strong relationships with his all his clients and ensuring all their IT concerns are dealt with swiftly and expertly.
Carl's other brainchild and greatest achievement to date was CRISp Systems, also created in 1990 and inspired by his earlier role with ILEA and his own passion for fitness and healthy eating. This unique software solution was designed by Carl for school's to calculate all elements of the nutritional meals that they provide their kids with and is being used nationwide.
Outside of work, Carl's main passion is motor racing. Carl himself was a successful amateur racer and he religiously follows the F1 Championships from start to finish! As mentioned with CRISp Systems, Carl also likes to keep fit and is a regular user of the gym. His healthy lifestyle ensures that he is both physically and mentally ready for the challenges he faces in successfully running Kelicomp Computing.