John

Name
John

Position
Regional Director

Location
West Country & Wales

Big Business Experience
Oracle: Accelerator Advisory Board
Microsoft: Accelerator Mentor to scale-up tech businesses

Small Business Experience
Strategy Digital: Founder & CEO of digital marketing agency
The Classic Bat Company: Founder & CEO of sports goods business

Summary

Ranked 30 in the UK Entrepreneurs Top 100 List (City AM) and formerly ranked 5 in Top 100 UK Digital Agency Influencers List (Directors Centre).

Shortlisted for SPARKie Award for “Best Mentor/Advisor” 2017 by Bristol & Bath tech community for work with Microsoft Accelerator, Bristol & Bath Universities.

Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of six marketing-led businesses over 35 years. Independent Chairman and Non-Executive Director.

Internet pioneer and 20 years’ experience of Digital Marketing. Speaker at The Digital Marketing Show, Tech For Britain, LikeMinds, Digital Festival etc.

Visiting Lecturer to MBA’s at Cranfield School of Management.

Judge in the Orange National Business Awards.

Qualifications

  • MABS: Corporate Strategy and Marketing Strategy at The Academy of Business Strategy

Experience

Part-time Career:

Marketing Director at Foregenix Ltd, 100-person high-growth cybersecurity business. Responsible for marketing strategy and overseeing implementation; managing 2 internal staff and three agencies. First 9 months – achieved 60 pieces of PR and 13 award nominations, designed and had built a new Hubspot based website, launched paid social media on LinkedIn and Facebook, reviewed SEO, overseen GDPR strategy.

10 years as Associate Director with Beer & Partners Ltd, the largest Business Angel network in Europe.

Full-time Career:

Founder and CEO of 50-person digital marketing agency, Strategy Digital. Exited in 2015

Founder and CEO of marketing and strategy consultancy Strategy Consulting Founder and CEO of The Classic Bat Company, which launched on the front pages of The Times and Daily Telegraph on the same day and famous for the Double-Sided cricket bat as seen on ITN News, Sky Sports etc. Equipment and clothing used/endorsed by Sir Garry Sobers, Brian Lara, Chris Broad, Marcus Trescothick