Julian has been a Director of Assistive Partner Limited since April 2007. Assistive Partner software is used in the UK, and internationally by hospitals, in primary care and by healthcare retailers. He has worked in healthcare since 1985, has a diploma in mechanics and a degree in marketing. He has held director positions since 1987, first assuming the title of Managing Director in 1998 for a healthcare equipment manufacturing company. He has previously been Chairman and subsequently President of the British Healthcare Trades Association.