Talking About Our Generation - Rolfe & Nolan celebrates 30 years in the business

London, 21st January 2004: Exactly 30 years ago, on 21st January 1974, Malcolm Rolfe and Iain Nolan incorporated the company that still bears their names, with the mission of providing accounting software to the rapidly expanding commodity markets.

That two-man business is now a £23 million turnover company supporting a major global financial industry, operating from a network of worldwide locations and employing around 250 people.

Following on from its founders' vision, Rolfe & Nolan's success has been and
remains the result of the hard work, imagination and flair of the people working there.

Rolfe & Nolan's focus on the listed derivative markets has evolved into a deep and unrivalled knowledge, which has enabled its blue chip customer base to keep up with the dramatic growth and change of the past 30 years. Today, Rolfe and Nolan's mission statement remains largely unchanged: to maintain and enhance its position as a leading supplier of software solutions for managing trade processing in the global derivatives marketplace.

Bob Freeman, chief executive said, "It is now almost a year since the buy-out which resulted in Rolfe & Nolan becoming a private company after 22 years as a publicly quoted business. We continue to enjoy the many benefits of that change in status and are reaching the end of a successful first year in that new capacity. Rolfe & Nolan is well placed for its 'next generation'".

Central to Rolfe & Nolan's 'next generation' is Merlin, a series of asset neutral modules addressing the processing needs of the industry today and tomorrow, which are now coming off the production line. Developed in close
association with the industry, Merlin includes such 'must- haves' as a single global database, batch free processing and a wide variety of platforms.

Malcolm Rolfe, founder director and honorary president said: "The company was incorporated with the name Rolfe & Nolan Computer Services Limited because we felt that service was what the customer wanted. It gives me great satisfaction that thirty years on customer service remains a central priority."

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