Neil Pearce

Neil Pearce

Head of Knowledge Exchange Institute


Neil Pearce is Head of the Knowledge Exchange Institute in the University’s Research, Enterprise and Innovation division. He is responsible for driving a range of Knowledge Exchange initiatives, from KTPs through to the commercialisation of academic research both in the UK and overseas.

Neil has over 30 years' experience in delivering innovative solutions for businesses and came to LSBU after having developed and implemented growth strategies for companies operating in the private HE sector. Although originally qualifying with a degree in law, Neil had an interest in organisational change and business process improvement and moved into management consultancy. He built a successful management consultancy operating in the UK and Europe, delivering measurable improvement for clients such as ICI, Coca Cola, Isuzu Trucks and other blue chip multi national companies. Following the sale of his company, Neil spent the next 15 years using his consulting skills to work with start-ups and SMEs in developing these companies. His work has ranged from strategy development through to operational implementation.

Neil is still passionate about finding ways to develop and build businesses, and sees the resources available at LSBU as the perfect toolset to interact with commercial markets, social enterprises and public bodies, as well as to provide the necessary interventions to benefit individuals, organisations, and the community at large.

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