Peter Cocks
Scaleup Director

Peter is an experienced commercial director, senior manager, and management consultant with 30+ years’ experience of developing and managing teams and partners in the Technology & Telecoms, Professional Services, Outsourcing, Central & Local Government and Transport sectors.  

His experience includes sales, management and leadership roles in major corporates including BT Plc, as well as several innovative technology SME’s. He has experience of founding/investing in and managing/advising several start-ups and so understands the stages the businesses go through and decisions they need to make as they grow. He has also managed global teams and projects and worked in the USA, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, and Qatar.

Peter has been a Scaleup Director for the last year and previously worked for two years as an Innovation and Growth Specialist for Innovate UK EDGE where he advised innovative businesses developing IT & Telematics, Fintech, Environmental services, Healthcare, Transport, Aerospace and Creative solutions.

Specialties: Business strategy and business planning, grant applications, IP, internationalisation, contract management, P&L management and accurate forecasting, equity investment and engaging investors/funds, account and service management, new business development and partner management. Sales, marketing, CRM, and digital strategies. Team performance improvement, coaching and development.

Peter has two offspring (a long time since they were called children) and lives in the West Country although he is regularly in London. He also works with and advises/supports fundraising activities for a major international charity.

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