04 / 01 / 2020 / Tagged: News

Neil Stephenson – Speaker Jesmond Dene 20th January 2020

The 2020 lunch series begins with an inspiring, motivational speaker, Neil Stephenson, experienced Chairman, Non Executive Director, CEO, investor, and mentor.

Neil is a very experienced and well known figure in the UK business community, he invests in a range of different stage businesses and holds various board positions.

He is best known as the former CEO of ONYX GROUP, where he managed the growth and development of this very fast growing business focused internet and technology solutions company. Exploiting key strategic assets including large data centres (, as well as executing a number of step change acquisitions to grow the business from less than £1m turnover to £30m. Neil exited the business in June 2016 when Onyx was acquired in a deal for £65m.

Since then Neil has been invited to join the board of a number of tech businesses throughout the UK, and invests regularly in fast growing tech companies. His vast experience in helping businesses to scale, has made him a popular choice for help and advice.

In 2018 Neil joined the board of Katy Sue Designs a Craft businesses based in South Shields which has since grown by more than 200%. Always open to new projects if you have an idea for Neil come along and take the opportunity to be inspired.

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