BRISTOL, United Kingdom
John is highly ranked in the Top 100 UK Entrepreneurs list by City AM and is winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from techSPARK. He has been a Board Director himself for over 40 years and first started placing Non-Executive Directors over 25 years ago. John founded and ran six of his own 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. He is also a very experienced business Mentor, with Microsoft Ventures then Microsoft Accelerator (now Microsoft Scale-Up), HRH Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace, SETsquared (scale-ups spinning out of the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Surrey and Southampton) and Entrepreneurial Spark (now NatWest Accelerator). 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 is Chairman, NED or Board Advisor to several scale-up and SME businesses in both London and Bristol. John is a lifelong cricket lover, has captained Gloucestershire Seniors and is a proud Ashes winner with the full England Seniors side. He has recently taken over as Chairman of The Lord's Taverners (West), a national charity focused on helping disabled and disadvantaged children through sport.
Real-World Board Advisors – Part-Time CEOs, MDs, Non-Executive Directors, Chairmen and paid Mentors for Scale-Ups and SME’s.
Services are available from one day per quarter and almost immediately.
There are no recruitment fees, no long term commitments, and interchangeable personnel as your needs change.
You can scale up or down your advisory as needed.
Your Boardroom Advisors are part of your team, providing you with consulting, direction, and strategy at a fraction of the cost of a full-time hire.
Boardroom Advisors are perfect for scale-ups, small family businesses and SMEs - and our talent pool consists of some of the most experienced advisors in the UK.
The company was founded by John G. Courtney. John has started 7 of his own businesses and has been highly ranked on the Top 100 Entrepreneur's List collated by City AM. He was twice shortlisted for Best Mentor/Advisor and also presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 by techSPARK.
John has been a Board Director himself for over 40 years, has been involved with placing of Non-Executive Directors for over 25 years, trained as a strategy consultant and ran a Management Consultancy for 10 years, and ran a Digital Agency for another 10 years. John has built an amazing team of dozens of professionals covering much of the UK.
Boardroom Advisors are real-world advisors. They are people who have had their own companies, made mistakes, learned from them, and built many successful businesses. Most have grey hairs. Some have none. What they all have is experience.