Joel is a multi-award-winning businessman and public speaker, with a passion for helping companies accelerate business growth.
He is the Founder and CEO of GFA Exchange. Previously, he was the Executive for Growing Business and Access to Finance for the GBSLEP.
Over the past 15 years, Joel has developed a credible reputation for innovation with business support ecosystems, advising professional bodies, public sector organisations and corporate firms on how to innovate their existing businesses support and leadership strategies.
He was awarded an OBE for Services to Business Support and Enterprise in 2016.
Outside of GFA Exchange, Joel is Vice-President of the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce, National Ambassador for the Institute of Leadership and Management, Fellow of the National Centre for Entrepreneurs and Board Member of Birmingham Symphony Hall and Town Hall.