ANDREW FINLEY

With over thirty years’ experience of commercial management, strategy development and implementation, Andrew held management positions in the national press before being appointed Group Publisher at International Thomson Business Press, one of the world’s largest B2B publishers, and then Publishing Director of the Croydon Advertiser Group where he re-launched the flagship title, growing it into the largest selling regional weekly newspaper in the UK.
He launched and grew a successful contract publishing company before exploiting the early stages of web publishing to establish a market leading golf website. Following this he led a pioneering startup developing innovative new web technologies that transformed the business of event marketing. As a start-up entrepreneur he completed a number of investment rounds including funding raises from Angels and VC’s, also negotiating three positive exits.
In addition to his role as Stakeholder and Relationship Director, as a qualified business coach, Andrew specialises in business growth strategy and investment readiness.
Andrew Finley Oxford Innovation