Sean McDougall - Taking your business further
Over the last 25 years, I've served as a senior manager, interim CEO, Managing Director, Chair and Non-Executive Director of numerous non-departmental public bodies, tech startups and charities. 

I've led campaigns for the UK Design Council, provided innovation support to Intel and Cisco, and grown an emerging tech company from startup through to eight-figure investment offer. 

I have also provided an objective and independent perspective on performance for over 100 companies via Innovate UK, Ufi Voctech Trust and my local chamber of commerce. 

I have raised millions of pounds in grants and have worked with investment consortia in the UK, Middle East and China. 

A problem-solving mindset

I offer a unique combination of design, innovation and business management skills to help organisations reach their full potential. Benefits include:

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"[What] could be seen as a fairly modest £20,000 project across the summer has elevated to the top priority and has been the catalyst for – and we use these words but they are genuine – transformational change within the college. We’re looking at a million pounds worth of investment in the region for our businesses and we’re thrilled about it to be perfectly honest.
Paul Fagan, Head of Enterprise, West College Scotland - a 50:1 ROI

Specialist skills

I have worked with over 100 companies, charities and community organisations to improve operational effectiveness
I have raised millions of pounds for companies and charities and am an expert both in writing and assessing funding applications
I was a senior manager at the Design Council, founded a tech startup and have worked as an innovation consultant since 2006
Whether it's advising on strategy, monitoring performance or preparing to meet investors,
I'll get you ready for growth

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Client Testimonials

"Thank you for this morning, very insightful as always. You've instilled in me a confidence in the discovery process that has transformed how we approach product development and we are reaping the rewards of the creativity and innovation that comes with that. You have a unique way of bringing new clarity to things. It’s really very thought provoking."
Katie Cockburn of Wamitab colour
Katie Cockburn Director of Standards, WAMITAB

“The project monitoring was amazing. We felt supported at every stage with quick and effective feedback. The support was done in a way that enabled us to progress freely with our research and innovation development, knowing that we also needed to deliver results. [Sean] has been an excellent sounding board.”

Fraser Durham of Argand
Fraser Durham Commercial Director, Argand
"Thank you so much for the time that you spent with Nat and myself yesterday. I found our discussions brilliant, encouraging and so helpful... You seemed to have an awareness straight away of the issues and I found your comments and suggestions really positive. All that I can say is that I felt much better about the challenges facing me after we had spoken, so thank you very much." 
Richard Hunter Educational futures thinker
"I’m so glad you’re going to hear Sean speak today. Never mind the A Team – he’s the A+ Team."
Professor Stephen Heppell Educational futures thinker