How I can help you
Having qualified as a professional Metallurgist in the late 1970’s, I was employed in the UK defence and aerospace industries before accepting a partnership position in a start-up company in a niche engineering market. That partnership ultimately failed, but I learned a phenomenal amount about business and professional relationships which served me well in my career as a small business owner. I subsequently formed a start-up in the UK in the mid-1980’s that has provided a comfortable life for our team members since then. Ultimately, that led to licensing and joint ventures in Canada, New Zealand, and the USA (which has been “home” since the 1990’s). Along the way, we created a second start-up which was a screen printing business, and another involving import/export and wholesale/retail of motor racing equipment, and later developed a significant rental property portfolio. Our US business was sold in 2014, enabling me to devote time to supporting SCORE clients.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Manufacturing & Product Development
- Business Operations
- Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
- Manufacturing & Industrial
- Retail & Wholesale Trade
My formal qualification is in Metallurgy, although my life was consumed for many years in growing our various businesses. More recently, I have qualified as a Commercial Pilot and am equally at home in a factory, a boardroom, or the cockpit of an airplane.