Bid Development

I have six years experience assessing hundreds of Innovate UK funding proposals for over £500 million of investment, and helping to run Jisc's startup programme, so I have a very good idea of what makes for a successful proposal to funders or investors.

I can help you craft that winning bid. You can read some testimonials from clients I have helped to secure funding for on this site.

Support for Innovate UK proposals
If you would like me to give you feedback on your Innovate UK proposal you can Schedule a sixty minute 1:1 session with me. Calls are charged at £200 per session.

Project/Programme Management

I have over twenty years' experience of project programme management including multi-million pound procurements, commissioning and acceptance testing and managing programmes such as the setup of the HPC Midlands supercomputing centre for research and industry.

Most recently I have been coordinating ExCALIBUR Hardware & Enabling Software, the UK's Exascale HPC pathfinder programmme.

Innovation Advice

Work I have led on has influenced government policy and corporate/institutional strategies, such as the UK government's Education Technology Strategy. I can help you to devise and refine your own innovation strategies, particularly around digital technologies.

I recently led on a project for the Association of Commonwealth Universities polling the ACU's 500+ members in 50 countries about how they had responded to COVID-19.

Startup/scale-up support

I've worked with a large number of startups to help them develop and refine their business model and value proposition, particularly in the education technology (edtech) area. I can help you to find your market and work out how to take your idea from prototype to product.

Keynote speaker

I am a popular keynote speaker, comfortable speaking to everything from large audiences of hundreds of people to more intimate gatherings such as roundtables.

Watch the replay of my recent talk for the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) on the The campus after COVID - rethinking the role of "place" in higher education.


I am an accomplished photographer, with over 2 million views of my photos on Instagram and Google Maps. I'm also a Google Street View Trusted Photographer and registered drone operator. Contact me for all your 360 degree photography and drone photo/video requirements!