John is heavily involved in a wide range of industry initiatives and is Chairman of the Association of Alternative Business Finance. During the COVID-19 crisis he was asked to join a panel of sector experts that included John Glenn MP Economic Secretary to the Treasury, for Q /A sessions organised for a wide range of parliamentarians by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking. Topics discussed included the CBILS/BBLS and post COVID recovery.
John is the founder of JLG Group PLC, an alternative commercial lender which through its multiple award winning wholly owned subsidiary Just Cash Flow Plc is focussed on helping to bridge the funding gap that has restricted the growth of British SMEs. John is also the founder and Chairman of Kompli-Global a company that is transforming the financial crime and regulatory compliance space. He is responsible for driving the JLG Group’s strategy and growth plans in the UK and shortly across Europe and he uses his vision, creativity and experience to develop innovative finance solutions to help ambitious well managed business to grow and prosper. He strongly believes that alternative lenders have a responsibility to provide SMEs with more than much needed finance. He is also: - A member of the CBI’s SME Council and a member of the Financial Ombudsman SME Advisory Group - Advisory Board Member of the Emerging Payments Association and mentor to its major Financial Crime Project - Freeman of the Guild of Entrepreneurs where he is involved in a number of mentoring projects