What I offer
As a founder myself, I am fully aware of the need for cost effective, efficient, and rapid product development and know the pitfalls to be avoided. I leverage my experience in delivering for both small startups and huge blue-chips to provide mentoring for early stage startups and SMEs.
Organisation design, governance and team building.
I build teams and design governance and org structures that ensure efficiency and accountability are built in. In my experience, failure to implement good org and governance structures can be the root cause of problems down the track. I will help design your startup for success from the beginning.
Project Rescue - don't let your dream die
Unfortunately, startups can and do fail. If yours is off track it’s crucial you regain control quickly. With the skills I've built up after years of saving overspending projects with weak or non-existent delivery and disengaged teams, I'll work with you to rescue your dream from failure.
Advice on Fundraising Strategy for Early Stage Startups
I'll share my experience and understanding of the startup ecosystem, the funding options available, the pros and cons of crowdfunding platforms, and whether you want to talk to Venture Capital, Angel Investors, your bank manager, or maybe use the tax efficient options for your friends and family.
CEO and co-Founder of mi-blox
mi-blox was built as part of the Supertech Seeds pre accelerator first cohort. It enables leasehold flat owners to take control of their homes through the Right To Manage process using a self service platform designed to place control into the leaseholders hands for the fist time.
CEO and Founder of Hyperlokal
I bootlegged Hyperlokal, a digital marketplace for independent local retailers, traders associations, and local Business Improvement Districts to enable the discovery of local services, generate revenue (even during a lockdown), compete against Amazon, and transform customers into a community.
I negotiated the deal between the BBC and Sky, then led the delivery of the 2012 London Olympics digital TV offering (every channel over BBC1, BBC2 and BBC3 on your EPG that showed live Olympics coverage) adding the Paralympics with C4 long the way. It was watched by 51m viewers in the UK.
Enterprise Software Rollout for a Major Australian Bank
I led the design and rebuild of the network infrastructure of every Commonwealth Bank of Australia's branches (over 1000). To do it I built a team of up to 80 members, with its own helpdesk and training, and managed the logistics of kit and manpower to some of the most remote towns in the world.
Sky 3D Channel
I led the team that launched the Sky 3D channel bringing together the development and purchasing of cutting edge technology, the provision of infrastructure to the Premier League and the Sky Pubs business, to become the first commercial 3D channel in the UK.
I am a governor for the Clarendon School, a remarkable school in Twickenham for children with special needs. I am bringing my skills and experience to bear by leading the Leadership and Governance element of the school development plan.
Father, Husband, Son
My father left home at 20 and traversed the globe at least once before returning. I never quite managed that but I've tried to be open to new experiences and see what the world has to offer. I'm a parent now, and on a journey with my daughter, helping her have her own unique experiences.
- Startup mentor
- Startup Advisor
- entrepreneurship, Business transformation, Technology transformation, Team management, Cost management, Customer-centric solutions, Mentorship
- Business/Product Development
- Business Funding advisor
- Business Advisor & Consultant