Meet Guy Evans

Web & IT Manager

Helen Bilton

Guy’s Story

In a nutshell…

I’m a techie. No doubt about it. I’m into anything to do with computers, electronics and mechanics.

My life in business…

I was actually quite far down the road of becoming an accountant. But, once I did some internships with accountants, I knew numbers weren’t my thing.

So, I spent a year working for a snack bar, making sandwiches, while I figured out what what I wanted to do.

In the end, I decided to start my own website and IT business, looking after small companies. I remember the thrill of getting my first client, followed shortly afterwards by the great reaction I got to the work I did for them.

Three years later, here I am making sure YFSOL’s IT and websites run smoothly.

I really enjoy the variety of the work at YFSOL. Technology is great, but it does need handholding. And I don’t know from one day to the next, which hand I’ll have to hold. Also, the industry is ever evolving. You have to learn constantly just to keep up with all the different technologies. It’s challenging, but rewarding.

My best experience in life…

I’m big into music and I was a DJ for a while in my spare time. My first stage appearance as a DJ was incredible. It was the Fête de la Musique. It’s a nationwide music festival, held each summer in France. Towns erect stages and any musician or DJ can signup for an hour-long set. To this day, I can remember the tension I felt while I was setting up my equipment. It was my first time DJaying to a crowd other than my small group of friends. There were something like 300 to 500 people of all ages dancing, singing and enjoying my choices of music. That is still one of my proudest achievements

Outside of work…

I enjoy building and learning about things. Not just computers and websites. I’ve built all sorts, even 50cc motorbike engines. That’s probably a result of my childhood, when I developed a fascination with taking things apart—not in the bad, destructive way, but to learn how something worked. My parents didn’t always see it that way, of course…

My advice…

Learn from your mistakes. Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes.

Best place on Earth…

Where I live currently—the south of France. There aren’t many places where you can live 30 minutes from the sea and the ski slopes.

I can’t stand…

Lack of respect. Respect others and their opinions. Above all, respect yourself.

If money were no object…


I would probably buy a small sailboat and set sail for months at a time.