Bill is an experienced business strategist, product development specialist and managing director. He has held senior positions in global aerospace, defence and security companies including Thales, BAE Systems and Smiths Group. In the last 15 years he has overseen the transformation of Smiths Aerospace into an integrated systems company, driven dramatic growth in Smiths Detection and overseen a technology acquisition programme. He is experienced at developing routes to market through the engineering prime contractors and direct to governments. He has significant overseas experience and worked in the USA for two years. Bill also started a medical diagnostics business within Smiths, developing tests for a number of major diseases, winning significant UK and US Government grants to support this work. Bill wants to use his experience and expertise to help small technology companies identify, define and realise their growth opportunities. He is also available across the NXD network to support applications for government grant funding. He has a very successful record in winning grants and his work as assessor of grant applications for the Technology Strategy Board gives him a valuable ‘inside’ view of what makes a successful application.
- Business Development
- Logistics & Supply Chain
- Operations and Production
- Sales & Marketing
- Aerospace, Defence & Security
- Healthcare, Medical & Pharmaceutical
- Industrial, Chemical & Engineering