Firm’s boss joins team of coaching specialists

Malcolm Humble and Mike Jobson at Opsol UK.
Malcolm Humble and Mike Jobson at Opsol UK.
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A renowned manufacturing entrepreneur is ready to share the secrets of his success to support local businesses in reaching their full growth potential.

Malcolm Humble, founder of Cramlington-based Opsol UK, has joined Oxford Innovation’s team of 15 coaching specialists to deliver the Business Northumberland High Growth programme.

Malcolm said: “Having established and grown my own business I really want to help other local entrepreneurs do the same.

“I know what it’s like to take a business through difficult economic times and how it feels to be taking a risk on an investment when there is no guarantee of success. Running a business can be a lonely existence so I want to be there to support people going through the same.

“I don’t claim to have all of the answers but I can draw on my own experiences which will hopefully be of value to other local businesses.

“My guiding principle is people should be empowered to get on with what they’re good at.

“I hear so much jargon in business today and it’s easy to see how good, talented people can end up getting bogged down by buzz words and the latest management trends.

“Keep it simple, do what you do well and you won’t go far wrong.”

Bedlington-born Malcolm set up Opsol UK in 2002, which designs and manufactures circuit boards for a wide range of blue chip clients in sectors including rail and highway signage, education, security, medical and energy.

Mike Jobson, Oxford Innovation’s programme manager, added: “Malcolm is a fantastic addition to our coaching team. He brings great experience and an outstanding track record of success.”

To receive support, contact Oxford Innovation on (01670) 528403.