Growth Innovators Group

Industry Sector Expertise


Growth innovators Group works across many sectors and today is focused on companies delivering technologies in the Clean Tech, Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain, Internet and Security, Telecom Media & Technology, Utilities, Construction, Aerospace & Defence, Manufacturing, Oil & Energy, Health Tech, Automotive, Aerospace, Biotechnology, Consumer, Environmental and Creative sectors.

While currently the focus is on technology or its use, it does not preclude our involvement or ability to engage in other areas. What we look for are products and/or services that:

  • Have a clear position in the marketplace
  • The ability to scale, i.e. volume growth
  • The ability to be applicable across multiple sectors or marketing partners
  • A company with sound, focused management with a desire for fast growth.


Working with GIG is easy, aided by the geographic spread of our people and the organisations we work with.

Business Development

Peter Curnow Ford (Group Business Development Director)

Peter leads a team focused on working with new innovative companies, individually and in partnerships with Institutions, Incubators, and Universities, who have helped grow many SMEs over the years as clients or customers.

He has held senior positions in the Telecoms and IT industry including at LCC International Inc, NTL Group Inc., Nortel Networks, Logica and ICL-Fujitsu. He was Founder & CEO of Viatec Software, a messaging systems integrator and is currently an Executive and Non-Exec Director of several start-ups.

Peter has many years experience building European operations for EU and US organisations in the cellular device, infrastructure and wireless markets. He has managed P&L of US$50m, sales teams across Europe, marketing teams in Europe, Asia and has extensive US and Chinese organisation cultural exposure.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Logica and De Montfort University alumni. His also a Council Leader (top 5%) for the Gerson Lerhman Group’s TMT division providing expertise to the global financial industry.


South of England
David Perkins (Regional Director South)

At Growth Innovators Group, David leads a team growing bright innovative companies in the Southern half of the UK.

David ‘s career spans Consumer, Travel & Leisure, transport, airline and creative services. He has an MBA and has also spent a number of years as a management consultant.He has also recently undertaken a “buy & build” strategy taking three acquisitions and two start-ups to form the Indicia Group.He has been CEO of a number of companies in the digital, data, marketing software and direct marketing sectors.

He is a Founder & Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing and is a Business Leader of the Marketing Society.

North of England
Jim McKinney (Regional Director North)

At Growth Innovators Group, Jim leads a team growing bright innovative companies in the Northern half of the UK.

Jim's extensive career spans construction, shipbuilding, engineering & utilities as well as 20 years in power generation, both the fossil & renewable sectors. He has over 25 years experience in strategic planning, M&A, business modelling /re-structuring, BPO, and in senior operational management having held several Finance Directorships at blue chip companies. His corporate portfolio has included several company start-ups in the UK, France, and the Far East & Australasia. Since 2007 Jim has been MD of M.I.M. Solutions Ltd, a management consultancy & interim management provider specialising in the energy, construction, utilities & engineering sectors.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, a Member of the Association of International Accountants and a Member of the Federation of Tax Advisers.

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