Malcolm Cohen
Innovate UK EDGE Scaleup Director

Malcolm has a PhD. in Cellular Immunology and over 35 years of experience in business and advisory work. This includes more than 25 years running a group of companies manufacturing cabinet doors primarily for kitchen and bedroom furniture manufactures / distributors. 

This business was in the UK, North America, Europe, and China. Malcolm was Group Finance Director and subsequently, Executive Chairman overseeing many acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances and Greenfield start-ups. He managed an IPO, fundraisings and an MBO. 

Over the past 10 years, he has focussed on providing high-quality International Trade Advice to SMEs in London and in the South East and, more recently, on leading a large team of Advisers covering both International Trade, Innovation and Business hubs. 

He recently established a joint venture to promote a soft landing for UK and International SMEs looking to set up a base in the USA. Malcolm is now the Managing Director of a large Advisory Team of 140 staff. 

Malcolm was appointed a JP in 1992 and spend 25 years on the Adult, Youth and Family Courts as well as leading the Administration of the Magistrates’ Court Service nationally until it was merged into Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service. He is married with 2 children and 5 grandchildren. 

Malcolm is well equipped to advise growing SMEs on a wide range of issues to support their scaleup journey and business growth. 

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