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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

    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 [...]

    Sending “Long Shot” emails

    Tuesday 20th June 2017, 6:53pm

    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain If I think back to the start of some of [...]

    Remembering the Magic

    Friday 13th January 2017, 2:52pm

      Everything, they say, is bigger in America. Tori Amos knew this when she penned her 1997 hit, Professional Widow, which was topping the charts in the January of that year. Yes, in the US of A, it’s got to be big. This may have been on my mind as I stood in that same [...]

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