All our Tech Career Tracks have been put together with the aid of our Industry Experts, all of whom have built and run successful Tech Businesses.
Jonathan has made the classic entrepreneurial ’journey’. At 29, he saw a gap in the market and confidently backed his business ambition with his own cash and lots of hard work. He created The Training Room, a leading UK career providing company with a growing £11 million turnover and received a £20m investment in 2013 by private equity house LDC to accelerate company growth.
Jonathan’s entrepreneurial masterstroke was the provision of ’industry-ready’ professionals to new and emerging markets – initially, personal trainers for gyms and leisure complexes. The company now also trains beauty therapists and has also launched career courses for the catering and hospitality sector.
Jonathan began the company with his partner in 2006 from the archetypal ’spare room in their home.’ In 2006, they had two full-time employees,in their first year they trained 200 people, now they train 10,000+ per year. Now, this careers provider has 28 city-based UK academies and an expanding full-time staff base exceeding 150.
Jonathan successfully exited his company in 2017 and will be sharing his knowledge of
successfully starting, growing and exiting a multi-million pound business in October
Adam Greenwood started his professional career in the military aviation industry, supplying spare parts to the worlds largest Air Forces. After 10 years he moved to a software company as a business analyst and his love of delivering service design and digital solutions to real-world problems was born.
In 2009, Adam co-founded digital agency Greenwood Campbell, and has led the agency to deliver award winning digital solutions for some of the largest organisations in the UK including Dixons, Ted Baker and RNLI.
Adam pivoted the agency in 2017 after a tech pilgrimage to Silicon Valley where he saw that the future of digital was not web but AI, AR, voice and chatbots.
Since then Adam has been on a voracious and relentless pursuit of knowledge about the future of technology and how it will affect the lives of consumers as well as the bottom line of brands.
Considered by many as a futurist and thought leader on emerging technology, Artificial
Intelligence and the capabilities of the new digital world, Adam works with a passion and drive which was recognised in 2016 with a place on the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) top 100.
Widely regarded as the go to sales trainer in the corporate sector, Pete Scott has built his reputation by working with hundreds of companies around the world, including some household names such as BP, American Express and Channel 4 to name a few.
However, Pete didn’t start his career as a top sales trainer. Very far from it actually. In 2011, Pete was struggling to gain even his first contract and after two years, he decided to switch his focus from working with the consumer market, to 100% companies.
Over 2000 calls and 11 meetings later, Pete signed his first four corporate clients and has never looked back. He is also the founder of the Sales Pro Academy, which is a community-based learning platform, where entrepreneurs & anybody who is passionate about growing their own business, can learn the art & science to succeed.
Pete is someone who truly walks the talk and has been amongst the trenches of sales, but most importantly, loves to share how you can build your dream business or career too.