A direct marketing pioneer in the 80s and 90s, Clive and his partners successfully floated their business, The Innovations Group, in 1988 and then subsequently sold the business to the Burtons/Debenhams Group in 1997. Since then, Clive has invested in and chaired over 12 businesses in many different sectors. These have included Fat Face (retail), Scott Dunn (travel), Rhubarb Food Design (restaurants) and Hawksmere (management training). All these businesses have enjoyed substantial growth under his chairmanship. Clive now specialises in helping founders grow and evolve their businesses and is involved in several start-ups.