After a short stint in the Officer Corps of the British Armed Forces John started his career as an Accountant before moving into business consultancy in 2007, where he was the Head of the Business Support Programme specialising in start-ups and SMEs. He is an expert in business growth strategies and readying companies for external investment, utilising his financial and accounting skills.

John's client base is diverse and includes the digital media, creative industries, finance and professional service sectors. His ability to advise on business strategy, talent development, as well as marketing and communications, have helped companies of various sizes develop sustainable, profitable, business models.

He has specialist knowledge in business skills training and has facilitated a variety of courses for start-ups and micro businesses. John is regularly invited to speak at local business events and is an industry respected commentator.

Key skills include:

  • Business plans
  • Raising Finance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Financial Management and Cash Flow forecasting
  • Social Enterprise Development


"I was at the point of giving up on business advisors before I met you. I have found each of our meetings to be constructive, informative and motivational. I have left your office on each of the occasions that we have met with renewed purpose and vigour. Your advice has been invaluable. Thank you once again."
Michael McGrath, Director, Young Vision

"Thank you very much for all your hard work, passion and expertise: it was really inspiring. Please can we set up a meeting a.s.a.p."
Adeola Johnson

"Many thanks for your time. I found our meeting really useful and inspiring. I will tackle the issues raised and fill the application forms (thanks for sending them) and keep you posted on progress."
Chichi Cavalcanti

"Many thanks for meeting me today, it was a very useful and informative session. I will take your advice and work on my business plan... Many thanks again and I will let you know how it goes…"
Christine Goodall

"It was really good to meet you last week – I found the session fantastic. Thanks for your email.  The advice below and documents you’ve sent are very helpful."
Daniel Elkan

"Thank you for sending the information to me as you said you would. I found our meeting yesterday most helpful and insightful, thank you for your time."
Gemaine Manikiza

"Thank you very much for an excellent workshop on how to start a business. I had wonderful time and learnt a lot!
It was a real pleasure meeting you and getting so much information from your experience. Thank you. You are special, you are unique; may your Christmas be also as special and unique as you are!
Marek Mularczyk

"Thanks for all of the information John. Both Joy and I found the meeting very useful and I am sure we will be back in touch once we've gone through the templates and plans you have kindly provided."
Jane Allen, Director, Principle

"Thanks for the resume of yesterday. It was a very useful time yesterday and I liked how accurately you were able to assess where I was and give really positive guidance on the way forward... It has realty cleared my head for me! Thank you I will let you know how it is going."
Linda J Davies

"Wow! Thanks for the heads up. Great to talk to you the other day. It was extremely helpful... Thanks for all your help so far."
Fraser Keddie
Kirkwall TV