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Mike Herd

Business Consultant
Michael Herd Consulting


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Mike Herd

Mike is a strategic entrepreneurial thinker, with wide experience based on over 20 years of developing and mentoring companies to growth and exit. He has a demonstrable ability to apply his skills and experience from a very broad background across multiple sectors to provide strategic support. He is also a strong innovation and business scaling specialist. He brings this practical experience and insight into his work as an MBA lecturer.

As a multi-technologist, he specialises in new product development and innovation, market insight / business models, and has seen extensive success in achieving early-stage equity Investments. He also supports businesses to prepare compelling grant applications and is an experienced member of grant and investment panels.

Mike advises on effective commercialisation of Intellectual Property and research, creating strategic corporate partnerships and is a skilled mentor and team builder.

Broad experience and fabulous contact:

  • Technology, innovation and funding
  • Business incubation, acceleration and scaling
  • Technology business strategy, research and IP commercialisation
  • Open innovation and corporate engagement
  • High growth, scalability, technology & new product sales,
  • Seed capital, business angels, investment and grants
  • Highly experienced in business support and university interaction for economic development

Professional roles

  • Innovation & Growth Specialist, Innovate UK EDGE
  • Independent consultant, Non-Exec and Mentor, Various businesses (EdTech, AI, Software, Geospatial, Entertainment, Finance)
  • Regional Director, Alpha Group International
  • Business Board Member
  • Growth Champion, Coast to Capital LEP
  • CEO, Sussex Innovation Centre
  • Petroleum Engineer, Schlumberger
  • Petroleum Engineer & Consultant, Exploration Consultants, Britoil

Key qualifications

BSc Applied Physics and Business Studies


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