Jonathan has spent the last 30 years creating and managing fast growing businesses and market leading brands. He was the Founder and Managing Director of the original market leading Gadget Shop high street chain, Co-Founder of Blue Sky Designs product development, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the brand leading RED5 gift and gadget business, and one or two other business (ad)ventures along the way.
The Gadget Shop and RED5 where both identified in the top 100 fastest growing private Companies in Britain in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track Awards. RED5 was recently sold in a multi-million pound deal and since then Jonathan has shifted focus and is now a Director and Co-Founder of the health-tech start-up Moodbeam, a mood logging wearable which allows the user to literally ‘see how they feel’ and understand the triggers and patterns around mood leading to improved wellbeing and better mental health.
With a brief look at his entrepreneurial journey and the defining thread throughout that has been ‘tech’, Jonathan will show how an idea borne out of a need can evolve into tech start-up and a fast developing business.