Cool Ventures appoints new adviser

By Anita Jaynes on 10 October, 2017

Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures has appointed experienced former Wiltshire bank manager Barry Vincent to the team.

Barry joins Cool Ventures as an adviser and he will offer expert advice to businesses enrolled on the Swindon and Wiltshire SME Growth Programme.

Cool Ventures is one of the local delivery partners for the programme which provides free intensive support to small and medium-sized businesses across Swindon and Wiltshire. Businesses benefit from one-to-one coaching from specialist advisers and access to workshops on key topics including business planning, finance, marketing and management.

Barry is a former commercial relationship manager at Lloyds Bank in North Wiltshire where he specialised in helping struggling businesses to sort out their finances.

He was previously a trainer with Learndirect where he advised a range of private and public sector organisations, coaching their employees on BTEC Apprenticeship programmes in customer service, team leading and management.

Barry also ran his own Chippenham-based consultancy, Business Advice North Wiltshire, for a number of years, advising clients on their business plans and acting as their financial manager.

Roger Wilkins, who is a director of Cool Ventures, said: “We are delighted that Barry will be helping us to deliver the SME Growth Programme locally.

“His extensive experience advising organisations and background in banking will be invaluable to the many growing businesses that we support. I can think of no-one better qualified than Barry to ensure businesses have the essential skills and knowledge they need to grow and develop.”

For more information about the free business support offered through the Swindon and Wiltshire SME Growth Programme contact Cool Ventures on 01225 580850 or email

Pictured above: Barry Vincent, Cool Ventures adviser