John Morris

For over 2 decades I’ve been building and leading high-performance teams in a wide range of sectors, for businesses of many different shapes and sizes, regularly for initiatives that broke new ground commercially. I’ve worked in manufacturing, IT services, management consulting, business process outsourcing and professional services. For large, £bn+ multinationals and scaling, pre-profit regionals.

Having lost mine more than once, I believe that finding and forming your mojo; in business, in life, for yourselves and for others; is critical to success. The great thing is that this doesn’t need to be a lonely or overwhelming endeavour. There are sophisticated, yet simple, strategies and structures that consistently enable growth leaders to build brilliant businesses whilst having a fulfilled life.

I’ve spent the last 8 years in the scale-up ecosystem, helping make the UK the best place in the world to scale a business. I’ve designed and led a three-time award winning scale-up programme, am co-chair of the People, Talent & Leadership Committee at the ScaleUp Institute and am passionately committed to leveraging my broad skill set and extensive network for the benefit of the fastest growing businesses in the UK – through access to finance, professionalising the business, entering new markets, attracting and retaining the right talent and growth through acquisition.

I’ve also been a FA Level 1 coach for 5 years, working in kids/ youth football. It’s taught me that, no matter how tough work gets, nothing is as hard as teaching the wing-back system to a bunch of 12 year olds!