Adrian Smith

Business Disciplines:

  • Business Strategy
  • Sales & Commercial Strategy
  • Finance & Investment Strategy
  • Branding & Marketing
  • Management Consulting
  • Innovating & Design Thinking
  • Leadership Development

Business advisor, and freelance trainer. Experienced Mentor with a background in marketing research, business strategy,business development, corporate finance and innovation training and consulting. My skills are based on my experience of market research, business development, list building, corporate finance, strategic partner/JV/M&A and businesses sales (at Regent we closed about 35 companies a year, most of these were cross-border transactions).

I have worked on projects in France, Portugal, Dubai/Saudi Arabia, US, China and Finland –

Have developed workshops for clients on marketing, strategy, finance for non finance managers, innovation and best practices.
My skills are backed by my network which I can bring to projects on a
a) Over 3,000 linkedin contacts.
b) Sales agent network of over 10,000 individuals/companies worldwide.
c) A network of over 1000 Venture capital groups investing in the UK -and their preference
(sector/sweet spot/investment stage.
d) A network of c2900 angel investors who invest in the UK – with similar profile
information .
e) A cofounder headhunting service as I have a network of c90,000 cofounders looking to
(i) join a startup or (ii) have someone join their startup.
f) A pan EU network of over 1,200 young entrepreneurs across Europe interested in working on entrepreneurial projects (if Brexit doesn’t ruin it for us!)
g) An ability to build a network per project – for example I have developed a database of
over 30,000 business leads for another project – each 1% is worth c£90,000 per year in
revenue with a product with high recurring revenues.