From beginnings as a press photographer in my home town of Liverpool, I enjoyed a photography career which saw me capturing images of The Queen, Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Freddie Mercury, Ayrton Senna, Brian Clough and more.
But it wasn’t enough – I wanted to build something of my own. So, at the age of 22, I started my own business – EMPICS.
EMPICS went on to develop an award-winning technology product and become the world’s largest independently owned sports photography agency, before it was acquired by to the Press Association in 2004.
Since then, I’ve been enjoying “funemployment” with roles as diverse as a Strategic Advisor to the Duchess of Rutland to the founder and chair of a charitable trust for children. I like anything which has the Wow! factor.
You run a business that wows people. But it’s not enough – you want to take things to the next level. You and your business want to make a difference.
You are looking for a seasoned entrepreneur – someone who has experienced the entire life cycle of a business from the startup stage, to investment and growth, through to acquisition.
You need someone you can trust – someone who can advise you, connect you, inspire you and help you to connect the dots in a way which helps you make sense of where you are and where you want your business to go.
How I Can Help
With my diverse experience I not only have depth, I also have breadth.
I want to support you as a business founder and help you survive the startup phase. I want to help you flourish during a growth and investment stage and “hand hold” you to successfully negotiate and implement your exit strategy.
If you’re looking for someone to guide you through the next stages of your strategy – someone who can act as more than just an advisor – I can help.
I can act as a mentor and a catalyst for your business. I will connect you with the right people, the right resources and the right approach to take your business where it needs to be.
If you’re working on a project that wows and you’d like to discuss how I could help, let’s talk.