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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.

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    12 must-haves in the perfect 2-minute pitch

    Monday 31st March 2014, 11:13am

    “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” So said Rudyard Kipling, and with his exceedingly good phrase in mind, I spent an intoxicating evening in the company of the most recent Wayra cohort. In case you don’t know, Wayra is the accelerator programme which invests in, houses and connects technology start-ups [...]

    Shifting Careers

    Wednesday 12th March 2014, 5:33pm

    As a child, one of my favourite TV programmes was Mr Benn. I was a fan of the funny little man, long before his uncle started selling rice. You may remember that he used to be a regular at that dressing-up shop, run by the fez-wearing chap who may, with hindsight, have been Geoffrey Durham. [...]

    Top Tips

    Friday 21st February 2014, 11:13am

    I was asked this recently; We would like you to send us the two pieces of advice that you wish you had known when starting out. What two tips would you offer a budding young entrepreneur to give them the confidence and go-getting attitude to build a world-class business?  Great questions! Here were my replies; [...]

    Three Questions…

    Monday 13th January 2014, 5:12pm

    January should be a month of new beginnings, of positive energy, and of big thinking. But if you’re not careful, it can be a time of scoffer’s remorse, of rain-soaked days and bleak expectations. To cheer you through this, the first month of the year, I am going to suggest a little something which may [...]

    Clean and Cool in Colorado

    Wednesday 4th December 2013, 5:19pm

    They say that to be successful, you have to kiss a few frogs. That may suit the founder and CEO of Green Fuels, James Hygate. He is in the business of turning pond slime into jet fuel. The good news is that James has already met his prince. His firm, one of 16 which I’m [...]

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