Keith

Name
Keith

Position

Chairman / CEO / COO / Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor

Location

Gloucestershire

Big Business Experience

Orange PLC

Anesco Ltd

Small Business Experience

Zapinamo Ltd

Hubco Ltd

Summary

Keith is an experienced Entrepreneurial Consultant, Mentor, Board Advisor and Non-Executive Director with more than 25 years working with start-ups and scale-ups, both as owner/founder and working for corporations.  He has held senior positions at C-Level in start-ups with Orange, Anesco, South West Water, Zapinamo and UML.

Keith has predominantly worked with early stage SME’s, through start-ups, scale-ups, transformational change and brand marketing.  All companies have gone on to be very successful, in part due to his strategic resolve and entrepreneurial mindset, generating controlled growth and as new market entrants.

Sectors include, consumer brands, Clean tech, engineering, telecoms and FMCG.

Qualifications

  • University of Plymouth (MCCOHE) – Electrical and Electronic Power Engineering
  • University of Gloucestershire (UOG) – MBA
  • UOG – Post Graduate Certificate in Research – Clean Technology and Renewables – PGCertRes
  • UOG – Doctoral researcher and lecturer in Clean Tech & Renewables
  • UOG – AU – teaching in higher education
  • University of Lincoln – PhD in Engineering Technologies (2017-2021)
  • Cranfield University – Senior leadership course – Scaling-up to globalisation.

Certifications

  • FCMI – Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • MIET – Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology
  • GMCert – Galileo Master Certificate – Renewables and EV Technology

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Interim or Part-Time – CEO, COO, CTO, MD
  • Non-Executive Director
  • Clean tech and renewables specialist
  • Strategic planning
  • Start-up creation and business planning
  • Outsourcing – EMEA
  • Specialist onshoring strategist
  • Effective team development
  • Futurology and planning
  • Brand development
  • Product development
  • Internationalisation
  • Scale up planning and execution
  • Mentor to senior executives

Experience

Keith has been a Board Director for 25 years. He is a specialist advisor to the Boston Consulting Group and was previously a C-Suite Director to six high growth SME technology businesses from start-up. He also works closely with two international green technology funds as a specialist advisor.

An expert at SME start-ups and scale-ups, he enjoys helping companies prepare for investment. He is renown in the technology sector and has published several papers on the subject.

Keith holds an MBA and has broad experience in business planning and strategy, working in the corporate planning teams at Orange PLC, Zapinamo and Hubco.

He is an experienced SME trainer and business mentor and is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and a member of The Institution of Engineering and technology (MIET).

An avid entrepreneur, Keith started his first business at the age of 11 and operated three businesses by 16. A keen researcher and writer, he has written and published 14 books and is about to publish his next business title. He is always interested in discussing new ventures.