Innovation and Adventure

Technology

Innovation is key to Neil's approach to technology. As a director of YNIL Ltd, Neil has a very "hands on" approach to the implementation of solutions. Neil has been instrumental in bringing server and mobile based solutions to market.

Neil's technological skills are vast and varied. His most popular skills include:

  • LAMP
  • Android (native)
  • iOS (native)
  • AJAX
  • Java
  • C
  • Linux
  • Amazon AWS

Some of the companies which have benefited from his innovation:

  • British Rally Championship
  • WRC Rally GB
  • WRC Rally Finland
  • Tiscali
  • Pipex
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Rally Isle of Man

Motorsport

Best known for his adventures in "Mildred" the Mini, Neil Burgess became the last person to take an original Mini to class wins in both the British and World Rally Championships, and only the second driver to do both.

Not only accomplished in the rally driving seat, Neil has also co-driven in the British Rally Championship, achieving high class finishes including a second in class on Rally Barbados and winning the team award on the British round of the WRC, Rally GB.

Rallying aside, Neil has raced, achieving first novice in his championship, sprinted to a class win and drove a motorised bed to an outright win as a team leader on a Scrapheap Challenge Roadshow.

Neil has also been in demand driving in a variety of roles, from performance driving instruction to driving displays at the British Motor Show. Some of his more adventurous tasks have involved driving the World's Fastest Sofa though the City of London and a variety of other motorised vehicles with a selection of celebrities on board!

When not in a car Neil is a Deputy Press Officer for Rally Isle of Man, a photographer for Jakob Ebrey Photography and has worked on high profile events such as the British Grand Prix, Wales Rally GB and the US CART series whilst working full time for one of the UK's leading motor industry PR companies.

Corgi have immortalised Neil's motorsport efforts by making models of his two best known competition cars.

About

Neil Burgess lives for the adventure, both virtual and real. There are not many people that have sprayed champagne at the end of a World Rally Championship round, flown an modern RAF Hawk and classic Tiger Moth, gone solo in a Cessna, appeared on the big screen with Hollywood A listers, drunk in the "Queen Vic", got married in a medieval castle on a tiny island and driven the world's fastest furniture around Piccadilly Circus!

However these experiences all contribute to the "can do" attitude and different point of view that provide the inspiration for efficient and innovative solutions in the virtual world.

The real world isn't the limit!