Oli connects people and ideas. He is a serial co-founder and is behind numerous ventures including TennerVolunteer It YourselfThe RainmakersCospa and Clean and Cool. From his first job at Walt Disney World and then onto becoming a Butlin Redcoat, Oli then started his first business at Leeds University. Today, he works enjoys working on a range of new ventures and hosting an array of matters; podcasts, including his own, The Lens alongside The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, Business in the Community, pairing senior leaders with future leaders, virtual gatherings and live events such as The Great British Entrepreneur AwardsThe Times Growth SummitsAmbition NationThe ScaleUp Institute, Global Leaders Innovation Summit.

A regular to  appear on GQ’s 100 Most Connected Men list, an index of Britain’s “finest collaborators, alliance-builders and thought-leaders”, Oli is  always making thoughtful and purposeful connections. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2013 for services to business and entrepreneurship.

Oli can quite often be seen in Home Grown helping  members expand their network and making impactful introductions and has has been a host of our  flagship Rockstar series interviewing  household names in entrepreneurship and exploring their entrepreneurial journey.