Jim Dearie, Uxl Ltd
Business Development & Growth

I help with :
  • Business Model Design
  • Commersialisation
  • R&D Funding
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation Strategy

Most successful organisations regularly engage with coaches, mentors and consultants to help set direction, drive growth and improve performance. I know it’s not always easy to seek or find external help, however, this platform makes it a cinch to leverage expert support for you and your team, when you need it to boost your performance. Take your first tentative steps and book a quick half-hour chat to see what I can do for you. Since 2002 I have worked with many business leaders in most sectors and helped them: develop business growth and export strategies; create and adapt business models; build innovation capabilities to overcome business challenges; and scope R&D projects and submit applications for grant funding.


I have developed my people, technical, operational and commercial skills from almost 40 years in a number of engineering and management positions in the electronics industry, public sector agencies and as Managing Director of UXL since 2002. I have a strong track record delivering results with business owners and managers, operating in a broad range of industrial and commercial sectors. I work directly with business leaders and over the last 20 years have delivered coaching and consultancy support to start-ups and SMEs for a range of public sector organisations including: Scottish Enterprise, Business Gateway, Invest Northern Ireland, Regional Development and with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), where I am a business innovation coach on the Horizon 2020 programme, which was established to help technology businesses scale-up and grow globally. I'm also on the board of a fantastic social enterprise, Grow Communication, that offers a range of services to meet the diverse needs families looking for Autism and ADD/ ADHD assessments or Speech and Language Therapy for themselves or their child. We have a great team delivering services that makes a real difference to families across Scotland. As a non-exec I advise the team on strategy, business model adaptation, marketing and commercials to support development and expansion. As you will have gathered I've been out of school for a while but from an education perspective I augmented my early formal training in Mechanical and Production Engineering with an MBA from the University of Strathclyde and continually update my skills with methodologies that have been proven to help SMEs develop and grow.

Location and language :

  • Europe/London
  • English


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