John is an entrepreneur, having founded and scaled 7 different businesses including a Management Consultancy for 10 years, a Corporate Finance offering for 10 years and a mid-sized Digital Agency for another 10 years. Now Founbder and CEO of BoardroomAdvisors.co.uk, he has been a Board Director himself for over 40 years and first started placing Directors over 25 years ago. He is also a very experienced business Mentor, with Microsoft Accelerator, SETsquared (scale-ups spinning out of the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Surrey and Southampton) and Entrepreneurial Spark. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Oracle Start-up Cloud Accelerator (OSCA). Having trained as a Strategy Consultant, John has run strategy training in the UK, Holland and West Indies and advised over 100 scale-ups, family businesses and SME’s in strategy. He has also been conference speaker at Tech For Britain, Digital Marketing, LikeMinds for Entrepreneurs and others. John has been a Judge at the following awards: National Business Awards, Amazon Scale-Up, Great British Entrepreneur, Business Leader, MADE in SW, IoD Dragons Den, and others. John is a lifelong cricket lover, has captained Gloucestershire Seniors and is a proud triple Ashes winner with the full England Seniors side. He is also Chairman of The Lord’s Taverners (West), a national charity focused on helping disabled and disadvantaged children through sport.