Our experienced industry specialists are senior professionals (Development Directors) that have an in-depth understanding of a wide range of markets, numerous contacts within different industries and experience of forging marketing partnerships. By developing numerous distribution channels through large companies GIG accelerates the commercialisation of innovative products.
Our Development Directors review the marketplace in which they have expertise and extensive connections to identify and then approach potential marketing partners on behalf of an innovative company. They also contribute to the GIG team undertaking due diligence before a prospective new innovative company is signed up to our portfolio, and provide ongoing expert advice to an SME’s management team.
For large companies and global enterprises, Growth Innovators Group may establish a dedicated business unit within its Enterprise team. By working with us, a large company’s core products or unexploited innovations can be commercialised to a range of markets and industries that would otherwise be uneconomic to reach. Additionally, as former large company board directors, our Development Directors can initiate strategic connections between large companies both within and across multiple sectors.
Development Directors have usually held board positions in the target industry sector, are well connected throughout that sector, and are experienced in forging commercial partnerships. These are some of the positions previously held by Development Directors within our roster:
|Business Manager, Eli Lilly||Healthcare|
|Director, Galifords||Low Carbon technologies|
|Director, Logica||Mobile technologies|
|MD, Ogilvy & Mather||Marketing/Media|
|Controller, Hilldown Holdings||Green technologies|
|Director, Sainsbury||Retail grocery|
|Director, Alstrom Power||Engineering / Utilities|
|Director, Brammer||MRO / Distribution|
|Director, James Walker||Energy|
|CEO, Kalamazoo Group||Computer hardware|
|Director, Airwave solutions||Networks/ Comms|
|Director, Virgin Group||Banking /IT|