Seasoned professional with over 25 years’ experience innovation, business development and grant acquisition for research and development. Tony and his team have helped secure over £250m over this time. Tony is also a seasoned business Coach and Mentor working with key clients supported by the European Commission and Business Wales. The business acumen is backed-up with strong and diverse technical skill set. Tony has an honours degree in Applied Chemistry and has widened his knowledge working in the following sectors: engineering, smart manufacturing, renewable energy, environmental technologies, healthcare devices, advanced materials, nanotechnologies, electronics, telecoms, sensors, automation, transport, robotics, food and drink, and packaging. Tony’s previous roles include Practice Leader (with full P&L responsibilities) at Pera Technology, funding manager at the University of Sheffield, and technical roles at Fuchs Lubricants (UK) Plc and 3M Healthcare Ltd.