Tom

Business Development Unit Manager

Tom manages the business development team and brings additional commercial experience to the management group. He is very keen to add value to our clients’ businesses and promote the work of the BDC. Tom enjoys family time and is an enthusiastic drummer, having played for 25+ years.

Tom’s background is very varied. Having qualified from the University of Cambridge as a veterinary surgeon, he was in clinical practice for 10+ years, spending the latter 5 years as managing partner of a large clinic. After selling the business, he joined the international accountancy firm Baker Tilly (now RSM) to obtain his chartered accountancy qualification; and worked in many areas including corporate finance. Then he served as a commercial advisor to Animalcare PLC, a veterinary pharmaceutical company largely in new product development with a view to bringing innovative technologies to market. As a result, Tom has significant business experience across a range of differently-sized businesses from OMBs, SMEs and very large organisations and has had first-hand experience of many business challenges.

Please get in touch with Tom to discuss your business needs and see how we can work together: tom.north@york.ac.uk or 01904 32 8056.

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