Brian is an experienced Intellectual Property Director, technology transfer and business growth consultant with a demonstrated history of delivering value to businesses through intangible asset management. An enthusiastic professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Innovation Management, Analytical Skills, and Coaching.
Brian was awarded the 2009 Lord Strafford Technology Transfer Champion Award for work in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.
Brian has overseen the scale-up of manufacturing businesses through research, development and full-scale commercial production and worked extensively with the venture capital sector on early-stage funds.
Areas of specialism include the valuation of intellectual property for transactional licence/sale and the construction and negotiation of licences. Brian has worked on multi-million pound IP valuations for Guernsey-based wealth management companies and helped businesses in the UK and North America looking to raise capital on their IP assets, resulting in investments of over £150 million.
He is passionate about the use of IP as a business asset and was the founder of the UKIPO Master Class on IP, designed to up-skill business advisors on the commercial aspects of IP. He has taught over 600 business advisors and company executives and works closely with the banking sector on recognising the true value of intangible assets as security backing for loan or investment deals.
He is currently advising the European Commission on equity fund management and investment into healthcare-related technology and is a consultant to the Malaysian Government in technology transfer best practice, including the strategic management of intangible assets within the HEI sector.
In 2005, Brian acted as a consultant for the integration of nanotechnologies into Australian businesses from science to products, automotive and medical sectors. Non-executive Director on 4 companies and former Chairman of the Institute of Nanotechnology, bringing into the commercial world offering market advice and production consultation.
Brian holds a DPhil in nuclear spectroscopy physics from Sussex University (1986), a BSc in physics from the University of Stirling (1981)and an MBA from Coventry University (2008).
Brian has been responsible for starting 25 companies, including Europe’s largest AIM-listed consumer product business for safety products.