Boardroom Advisors

John Courtney

John is highly ranked in the Top 100 UK Entrepreneurs list by City AM and is winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from techSPARK.

John is Founder and CEO of award-winning which provides part-time CEOs, Commercial Directors and NEDs to scale-ups and SMEs. Covering the UK and rapidly expanding in Europe, has disrupted the market by providing part-time Directors within days from his team of 50+ and without recruitment fees for both short and long term assignments.

He has been a Board Director himself for over 40 years and first started placing Directors over 25 years ago. John founded and ran six of his own businesses including a Strategy Consultancy, a Corporate Finance offering and a mid-sized Digital Marketing Agency, each for over 10 years.

He is also a very experienced business Mentor, with Microsoft Ventures and Microsoft Accelerator, 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). He has also been conference speaker at Tech For Britain, Digital Marketing, LikeMinds for Entrepreneurs and many others.

John is a lifelong cricket lover, has captained Gloucestershire Seniors and is a three-times Ashes winner with the full England Seniors side. He is also Chairman of The Lord’s Taverners (West), a national charity focused on helping disabled and disadvantaged children through sport.