1 March, 2017
By John Sweeney
John began his career as a business analyst for Volvo and his analytical mind, combined with over 20 years sales and marketing experience, has stood him in good stead.
In 2004, he opened the New York office of a London based business research consultancy, working with clients across the technology, media, energy, financial and professional services, healthcare and retail sectors.
Three years later and back in the UK, he launched his own marketing automation company, which he sold within two years.
Most recently, John has been sales director of an award winning data marketing company.
He says: "I have been an SME owner and know what it's like to build, expand and sell a company.
"As a Business Doctor my approach is to work with business owners to help them find the right path for them and their companies. It is not my style to dictate to someone what I think they should do; there is no one right way to grow a business and what will work best for each business owner is very individual.
"I am here to listen, empathise and then help SME owners to identify and navigate their preferred route."
John is a member of a running club, enjoys swimming and has recently taken up indoor climbing with his children. He is chairperson of his local Scouts.