With a PhD in metallurgy from Cardiff and McGill University, Montreal, John started his early career in R & D as a Chartered Engineer with British Steel Corporation. John then founded a management consultancy that after 20 years had a turnover of £12m and employed 100 consultants. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, John was Chairman of the group, working himself as an consultant with particular expertise in strategy development, sales and marketing, management development and implementation.
The company was successfully sold in 2005 and John now spends his time as a consultant and entrepreneur with a proven track record of working with start-up and early stage companies. Throughout his career, he has worked to enable smaller businesses to grow, to raise funds, to increase shareholder value and to ultimately be sold for the benefit of all concerned. John also operates as an advisor to a number of private companies throughout the UK as Chairman or in a Non-Executive capacity.