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Virtual Leaders Forum – Bristol Boardroom

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  • Date: Thursday 26/03/2020
  • Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
  • At: Web Event -

About the event

Common Challenges When Scaling and How You Can De-Risk your Company’s Growth

About this event

Discussion aimed at more established teams including:

  • Strategy – discussion around how to analyse options and create a living plan to implement
  • Funding – options from seed to series B
  • Growing the business post investment – putting systems, processes and teams together
  • Planning for exit – discussion on why, when, who and how
  • Mentors, Board Advisory or Non-Executive Directors – how they can help in different ways


About the speaker

John is Founder and Chief Executive of  which provides part-time Executive Directors (Commercial/Operations/Managing Directors), Non-Executive Directors and paid Mentors to SMEs without either a recruitment fee or a long term contract.

John is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 7 different businesses in Bristol over a 40 year period, including a digital marketing agency, corporate finance and management consultancy. He has trained and worked as a strategy consultant, raised funding through Angels, VCs and crowd funding, and exited businesses via MBO, MBI and trade sale.

He is a Non-Executive Director/Board Advisor of 5 early stage businesess in London, Sydney and Bristol. He is also a Mentor at Microsoft Accelerator, Pitch@Palace, Techstars and SETsquared and was on the Advisory Board for Oracle’s Accelerator. John was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by techSPARK for his work with Scale-Ups and has been a Judge at National Business Awards, Amazon Scale-Up Awards and many others. He was ranked #30 in CityAM’s list of UK Entrepreneurs.

We all know how important it is to take time out of working in the business to work on the business. These Boardroom sessions are an ideal opportunity to take time out and discuss current topics affecting your business; gain insights into what others are doing and share your experiences and expertise to help other business leaders.


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