Former Commodore UK MD’s reunite over FriendUP

David Pleasance and Colin Proudfoot in Commodore days
David Pleasance and Colin Proudfoot in Commodore days

The former joint Managing Directors of Commodore UK have joined forces once again to support and work with a new platform inspired by the spirit of the Amiga – FriendUP – and already the Amiga community is buzzing with the news, released today in a video conversation presented by Dan Wood of kookytech.net

The ‘dynamic duo’ of David Pleasance and Colin Proudfoot are delighted to be working together on the exciting new project following David’s first meeting with the Friend Software Labs team at the fan-organised Amiga 30 celebration in Amsterdam and Colin’s meeting at the Mountain View, USA event.  Both of the highly-experienced former tech business leaders say they have been very impressed with the FriendUP project and have agreed to join the team as senior managers in the company. Colin has now come on board as Chief Financial Officer, with David taking the position of Director of International Sales and Marketing.

That’s what friends are for

Both of the highly-experienced former tech business leaders say they have been very impressed with the FriendUP project and have agreed to join the team as senior managers in the company. Colin has now come on board as Chief Financial Officer, with David taking the position of Director of International Sales and Marketing.

It’s well-known amongst Commodore fans and Amiga enthusiasts in the retro community that David and Colin were at one time front-runners to take over the Commodore business from the UK, including the Amiga tech, following the bankruptcy of the main company in the US back in 1994. Sadly, though it was a close-run thing, it was not to be.

Amazingly now, twenty-one years later, after all the excitement over the past year’s world-wide celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Amiga 1000, they are back in harness together for the first time since those heady days at Commodore. Continue reading Former Commodore UK MD’s reunite over FriendUP

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