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Founder Enabler Coach

I am a senior business development specialist, NED, and board adviser. Experience in commercial leadership, strategy development and execution in financial services, interim management and professional services. Passionate about using this knowledge and experience to help founders of high-growth companies flourish more quickly and successfully to the benefit of society as a whole.

What I'm working on

Powering Up Research and Development

R&D's school report would be "can do better". Funding the transition from idea to commercial project is often solved by giving away equity to VC's. Options such as; grants, R&D tax, R&D tax advance funding, venture debt are not understood and are underused.

Looking for

Discussing ways to improve this area

Giving Sports Start-ups a Boost

Access in Q1 2022 to a fund for startups in the sports sector. A fixed sum of £50,000 (tbc) will be invested in each qualifying company.

Interested to talk to founders, advisers, coaches, NED's working with startups in this space.

Looking for

Introductions to founders and advisers

Founder Oxygen

Launching a new coaching and mentoring service for the founders of high-growth companies. We believe that success in business is built alongside success in your personal life and that the two cannot be separated. Our approach combines working on the challenges of the individual and the business.

Looking for

Introductions to founders

Experience & achievements

ScaleUp Focus

ScaleUp Focus addresses the gap in support to founders of high-growth startups left by accountants, government (particularly Local Enterprise Partnerships) and accelerators. Our solution is company specific workshops.

Interested to talk to subject matter specialists about our Adviser Circle.

Build Partner Scale

Works alongside ScaleUp Focus, providing consulting, advisory and NED services to high growth companies.

Keen to talk to people about opportunities to grow the business in Australia.

My top skills

Funding innovation
Business planning and implementation
Building international market strategies
Coaching and mentoring
Financial and professional services
High growth start-ups and scale-ups

About me

I am...


Founder Enabler Coach

I am a senior business development specialist, NED, and board adviser. Experience in commercial leadership, strategy development and execution in financial services, interim management and professional services. Passionate about using this knowledge and experience to help founders of high-growth companies flourish more quickly and successfully to the benefit of society as a whole.

What I am available for

Open to provide mentorship
Open to new projects
Provides freelancing services
Open to advise companies

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