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  • Welcome to my personal website. My passion is making valuable connections between people and ideas. I’m retained by several organizations to do exactly that and enjoy taking on special projects.

    I’m based in the UK at the moment and hope you will be in touch if you think that I can help you in some way or if you think that we could work together. Please have a read about the sort of things I’m up to.

    From the Blog

    Inspirations

    Monday 14th January 2019, 8:44pm

    In the year 2000, the great British entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe wrote The Book of Yo! One of the many people who read it was a student at Leeds University. Yes, you’ve guessed it – me. In that little book were packed dozens of inspiring quotations which seasoned the story of how Simon, inspired by Japanese [...]

    To Autumn

    Monday 8th October 2018, 5:58pm

    One of the reasons I love meeting up with people is that we often discuss our plans and current activities. Without these face-to-face encounters, I find I’m one step behind, reading about what has been, rather then what will be. I’m conscious that even here, on LinkedIn, I do a fairly poor job of sharing [...]

    2018 (Personal Update)

    Monday 5th February 2018, 5:13pm

    In the blink of an eye, the first month of 2018 is behind us. A quick update on what I’m up to this year. As ever, your ideas, connections, feedback and support are hugely appreciated. 1) The Lens is a podcast which I have created with Business in the Community (The Prince of Wales’s responsible business network). [...]

    Q&A

    Friday 24th November 2017, 10:07pm

    I was recently interviewed by the good people of Knomo about what I’m up to, and how I work. Hopefully you find the interview interesting. Oli, thank you for joining us. In a sentence tell us what you ‘do’? I connect people and ideas, I am a serial co-founder of businesses and an event MC [...]

    My Latest Chapter

    Tuesday 18th July 2017, 5:48pm

    A personal update – please do let me know if anything strikes a chord or sparks an idea… 1) Just over a year ago, I stepped back from Cospa (which we founded in 2010). I remain a shareholder, incredibly close to the team, and wouldn’t hesitate to collaborate and refer opportunities in future (especially for cross-sector projects [...]

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