To use my information skills and knowledge to help people succeed in business.
Neil is Manager of the Business & IP Centre at the British Library. He manages a team of 12 business and intellectual property reference experts, providing information and advice to inventors, business start-ups and entrepreneurs. In his four years at The British Library Neil has introduced a number of innovations, including a range of workshops and one-to-one information advice sessions, as well as free downloading to memory sticks. He has spoken widely on innovation in business information. Prior to the British Library Neil spent 16 years working in the investment world in the City of London. As well as managing business information services, he also developed an intranet, website and staff newsletter. In addition he was involved in the development of Corporate Governance activities. He has been active in the information profession for many years, and in 2003 was named the Information World Review - Information Professional of the Year. In recent years he has sat on the Board of SLA Europe (part of the global organization for innovative information professionals). For 2006 he became their president, and was given a fellowship in 2008. In the few hours of spare time that his Sussex commuting and two teenage children allow Neil enjoys the odd game of tennis. He recently succumbed to a late mid-life crisis and bought a classic motorbike after a 12 year gap.