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James Cracknell MSc STiP

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A startup professional with a number of years working in the enterprise landscape. Closely networked to the University of Essex and the local enterpreneuriual ecosystem, active developer of accelerator programmes, bootcamps and innovation hackathons. Preparing the entrepreneur through the power of education to build a persuasive pitch guiding them towards crowd and angel investment. Leadership is the essential ingredient in growth and we are here to help you realise how powerful a leader you are. With early experiences in many sectors including, travel, hospitality and the motor trade culminating in a 28 year career in trading for bluechip vestment banks. I have turned my attention full on my local area. Experience in retail, hospitality, as well as the social enterprise and co-operative models, I also have extensive experience of franchising. As a trustee of charity, we are calving out innovative ways to grow health and wellbeing technologies across the region. I completed a degree whilst working in the City and am now focused on obtaining a Masters in Systems Thinking applying the methodology, philosophy and approach to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. From basic hands on support to introductions to my networks my mission is to make entrepreneurism and innovation the route to prosperity for North Essex and Suffolk. Please connect with me on LinkedIn

Regions Covered

East of England

Support Offered

One-to-one, Group, Face-to-face, Telephone, Online (Email), Online (Skype)

Can support with:

Apprenticeships, Business Development, Business Planning, Customer Relationships, Export, Finance, Accounting and Tax, Growth, ICT and Digital, Innovation, Location and Premises, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, Starting Up, Suppliers


Agriculture, Art / Creative, Construction, Education, Energy, Entertainment, Environment, Finance, Manufacturing / Engineering, Marketing / Advertising, Media, Mobile Communications, Motoring, Professional / Business Services, Property, Retail and Leisure, Science, Security Services, Social / Charity, Technology / IT, Tourism, Trades, Transport, Web / Digital, Wholesale

Other Business Support Qualification(s)

Certified UK British Angels Investor

Additional Qualifications

Masters Degree in Systems Thinking