• Senior Lecturer, Researcher and Deputy Director: CEDAR, ARU, Cambridge UK
• Founder: Virtual Business Services; Young and Pure Ltd, UK
• Consultant Psychologist: ER Consultants; British Energy, Cambridge, UK
• Bank of Nova Scotia, Canada; Standard Bank of South Africa
Academic and Researcher: Experienced gained in designing and delivering on innovative programmes for undergraduates and postgraduates, supervising cutting edge PhD researchers and delivering on global enterprise projects. Commercial research into succession and entrepreneurial capital with technology companies has been invaluable for knowledge transfer.
Business Founder: Founded the first natural skin care product range for teenagers with global distribution. Sales included online, Harrods, Debenhams, Morrisons and Amazon. This experience in working with and developing scientific formulation with pharmaceutical and natural industries has been helpful in mentoring start-up businesses.
Business Psychologist: Experience working with global FTSE 100/250 companies and large public sector organizations has provided another dimension to understanding how small-medium size businesses operate. Deep knowledge about similarities and differences across different organizations means that a breadth of questions and solutions underpins research and client discussion.
International Banking: Experience in South Africa and Canada in banking has been invaluable in understanding the basic fundamentals of financial security and stability in a business. As global banking was my first career in foreign investment, government legislation and regulation it underpins my drive to align decision-makers and stakeholders for business success.
Dr Peter Taylor
Co-founder, Chairman and CEO TTP Group plc
Head of Applied Sciences, PA Consulting Group
Research Scientist, TI Group plc
Peter Taylor is Chairman, CEO and co-founder of TTP Group, whose international high-technology companies create business from new technology for its clients across a wide range of markets, incubate new technology businesses, supply life science lab instrumentation and invest in early stage technology companies. Peter has been responsible for starting several joint ventures and wholly owned companies and is involved in creating value from new ideas on almost a daily basis.
• Founder of Leaf Tea Group Shops and Bars
• Chartered Marketer with eight years marketing experience specialising in the music and hospitality industry
• A Chartered Marketer since 2006
Specialties: Concept Development, Marketing Strategy and Branding
Walter J Herriot OBE Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion
Director St Johns Innovation Centre 1989-2008
Director Entrepreneurs in Residence Network ARU 2006-
Chairman Grant Instruments Ltd 2010-
Previous to above Manager Barclays plc, Director Coopers & Lybrand
Paul Bourne – Artistic Director, Menagerie
Paul works in Creative Engagement in three key sectors; as a Theatre Director and producer, as a teacher in entrepreneurship and as a consultant in Arts and Business training and project management.
Paul is the Artistic Director of Menagerie, a Cambridge-based theatre company which creates and tours New Writing Theatre productions worldwide. Formerly Artistic Director of The Frankfurt Playhouse and Center Stage New York, Paul regularly freelance directs and teaches theatre in the UK, Europe and the US. Over the past 25 years he has directed and produced over 80 professional productions in 10 different countries. He has also been the Artistic Director of The Hotbed Festival of New Writing at The Junction in Cambridge since 2002, and Chairman of the Jury for the Brno International Theatre Festival, Czech Republic. He regularly teaches performance skills as international ‘expert’ at the Russian Theatre Leaders School, Meyerhold Theatre, Moscow.
In Executive Education his key areas of interest and research are working alongside artists exploring creativity in the workplace, enterprise thinking, collaborative working, communication impact and transformational leadership. He has most recently worked with a wide variety of retained clients focusing on two key areas: cultural shift with The Dubai Stock Exchange (DIFC), Liverpool Football Club and Sberbank (Russia), and communication impact programmes for management and staff with Fairtrade, United States Armed Forces, Novartis and Zurich Insurance. His work as a master coach in EPIC Presentation Skills has been utilised by Chief Executives and Board Members of Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Fairtrade, Beeline, JTi and Philip Morris.
Paul also teaches MBA and Executive Education and runs The Faculty Development Programme as A Fellow at The Judge Business School University of Cambridge Cambridge, on the MBA and Executive Education courses at Moscow School of Management and Stockholm School of Economics.
As an International Arts consultant, Paul works with a wide variety of organisations including Trans Europe Halles (Arts Planning), Wroclaw ECOC (European Capital of Culture; Audience Development) and Creative Kosice (Artistic Interventions in the workplace). He is also currently working with The British Council as a consultant on incubating new business in Creative Start up Hubs across Europe.
Director, Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR)
– Professor of International Enterprise Strategy, ARU, Cambridge, UK
– Founder and Director, CEDAR, ARU, Cambridge, UK
– Research ‘World Leading Impact’ in REF 2014
– 190+ publications
– Chair of Menagerie Theatre Company
Why do we do it?
We do it because we believe there needs to be more of a meaningful debate between entrepreneurs, managers, researchers and investors on the significance of entrepreneurial thinking. Through thoughtful discussion we can begin to understand why and how entrepreneurial companies grow and sustain themselves through change. In some organizations, these changes are due to exogenous factors such as recession, market demands, political and legislative pressures, globalisation or technological shifts. In other organizations internal changes emerge from founders leaving the business, new management systems and processes and succession planning. Irrespective of these changes, entrepreneurial minded businesses have to deal with the uncertainty and ambiguity by managing the downside of risk. At Rootbind, we believe that we can provide insight for organizations that they can draw on for their particular circumstances.
Rootbind shares knowledge on interrelational complexities in a way that is richly context specific, openly communicative and creative.