Hugh Parnell - Magpas

Hugh Parnell

Hugh Parnell

Chairman of Cambridge Cleantech and non-exec of several low carbon growth companies; Growth Accelerator coach, mentor or advisor on business growth and angel/VC equity; consultant for early stage entrepreneurial businesses.

Qualified as a chartered accountant, Hugh had a diverse career around finance and business development over 16 years with British Petroleum, then 6 years doing international corporate finance and, since 2000, helping businesses in the technology/innovation growth community. Presently advising a range of business, both start-up and established, on how best to reach sustainable scale and build unfair competitive advantages! Hugh has also served on the board of ‘circular economy’ company Enval since 2008, has been growth coach to Wiser Recycling, and has advised 3 bio-based ‘bug’ innovators on their proposals to use organisms to break down and recover materials from waste.

In his ‘spare time’ he is involved in not-for-profit activities including for Cambridgeshire County Council (chairing an ESCO for Cambridgeshire committee), is co-founder/Chair of the e-Luminate Cambridge light Festival, part of the oversight board for Cambridge Retrofit and is Honorary Treasurer of Magpas Air Ambulance.

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