Sir George Cox had his first job in IT at the Molins Machine Company helping to develop its first IT department. He then worked for Urwick Orr and Diebold before co-founding the Butler Cox consultancy which was taken over by Computer Sciences in 1990. He went on to turn around P-E International and sell it and turn around the European services business of Unisys.
David Butler worked in the public sector first as an accountant then as a programmer and systems analyst. He moved into consultancy with Urwick Diebold and then decided to set up on his own with George Cox and they formed Butler Cox. Butler Cox was sold to Computer Science Corporation for £22 million. David took on a portfolio of jobs after Butler Cox, has written two science fiction books and engaged in local politics.