Meet the team: William Grant-Buckley

Published: 8 April 2020

William Grant-Buckley

Background

Experienced leading large commercial projects for international retail and hospitality brands. Has a background in digital media rights management, content distribution and logistics. Previously developed data analytics tools for use in the 2012 Department of Health and Social Care palliative care funding review. Established Untangle the Web, a social learning environment at Google Campus in London backed by a major US online education platform.

Let's break the ice​

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?​

Someone once told me that simple is not easy, and easy is not necessarily simple. Nor is simplicity interchangeable with size, function or significance. Simplicity is achieved through reliability, predictability and encapsulation.

What’s your favourite book and why?​

The Tao is Silent. Its author, the late Raymond Smullyan, was a logician who achieved renown for his addictive logic puzzles. This book is an elegant introduction to Eastern philosophy, and Taoism in particular. Inside there are koans, riddles, paradoxes and parables to offer the Western mind an insight into its Eastern counterpart. It's a read that can be either perplexing or enlightening, airy or dense, depending on your frame of mind. Whimsical yet respectful.

This one has travelled with me for the past two decades and will continue to do so.

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?​

  1. Online banking apps for tracking, planning and payments
  2. A taxi/ride share app for getting around in areas without sufficient public transport
  3. A password manager such as LastPass or Bitwarden.

It would be more of a challenge to list three third-party apps I'd voluntarily install onto a new device.

If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?​

I'd prefer to visit 1000 years in the future. A full millennium of new history to uncover.


The City Partnership (UK) Ltd

City Software is a division of The City Partnership (UK) Limited ("City").

City is a well-established provider of corporate and fund services. City meets its clients' requirements for registrar and receiving agent services, security trustee and escrow agent services, corporate administration, compliance and governance services, accounting services, fund administration services and corporate communication services.

In May 2016, City launched a wholly owned subsidiary, The Intrinsic Partnership Limited (“Intrinsic”). Intrinsic provides a full suite of creative communication services to a diverse range of businesses.



© 2020 The City Partnership (UK) Limited.

The City Partnership (UK) Limited is a private limited company registered in Scotland with company number: SC269164. The company's registered office and principal place of business is 110 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LH.

The City Partnership (UK) Limited ("City") achieved certification under the UK Government's Cyber Essentials scheme on 17 December 2019 (Certificate Number: IASME-A-014750).

City is Cyber Essentials Certified