Chris Speakman
Innovate UK Scaleup Programme Director

Chris spent over 15 years with Bank of Scotland , initially as part of the key Joint Ventures division, working alongside and growing high revenue partnerships including Scania, Heidelberg, JCB and Barclays. He went on to lead Corporate Asset Finance Sales and Operations during this time, before moving over to Risk and leading the Motor and Asset Finance Underwriting teams with a joint £10m mandate. 

Chris followed this by growing a number of ICT SME businesses to double T/O, before joining BT Business in order to build their Enterprise Division from ground up, focussing on the SME arena to supplement BT’s incumbent IT services division. Introducing new internal and external technical business development teams and processes, Enterprise Division grew to c£40m.

Currently heading up Inventya’s Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Chris brings his wealth of experience across Sales, Operations, Risk and BD to the scaleup board to supplement the breadth of knowledge which already exists throughout the team.


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