Martin McCourt

Chairman & Senior Advisor

Martin is currently Chairman of VentureFounders as well as Equatex and The Learning Curve Group. 

While holding the title of Chief Executive of Dyson, Martin transformed the brand from a niche manufacturer to a £1bn global brand. Even after the onset of recession, he doubled turnover and trebled profits - driving sales in 70 markets. With experience in marketing, design and manufacture in some of the most cutting edge industries, Martin demonstrates how ideas are the lifeblood of territorial expansion.

Additionally Martin is on the Board of Your Life, a three-year campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy and a Non Executive Director and investor for Headbox, a web based platform which enables the sharing of inspiring places for people to have meetings. He was formerly Chairman of CAP, CliniSys Group (CliniSys) and D.O.R.C (Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center).

RECENT POSTS FROM Martin McCourt

Nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs

I often get asked to share my thoughts on what I have learnt in my experience of leading some of the biggest global brands. As a passionate believer in nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs to becoming leaders, I have some simple advice to offer from my straightforward way of thinking.

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