Joe Blackman is an entrepreneur who started, built and sold multi-million pound global special events agency, Collection 26.
He now focuses his time on other ventures and investments. He acts as a non-executive board member and advisor to a number of events and entertainment related businesses and continues to actively pursue his charity and TV/media work.
Currently backing some promising start-up ventures, Joe also supports charitable organisations by giving time to non-executive positions on their boards.
He is also mentoring upcoming company directors looking for advice on how to turn their small business into something great. Recently, he cemented his own success with the sale of Collection 26, the event management company he built up from scratch since 2005.
Catering to an elite clientele including some of the world’s biggest businesses and celebrity names, selling Collection 26 is the latest step in a journey spent creating opportunities and seizing ones others might miss.
Joe's investments currently focus on the hospitality, events and entertainment industry. He provides strategic mentoring and consultancy to select start-ups through the Prince's Trust and directly to high growth businesses.
Joe frequently speaks on major national and international broadcast media, including BBC News, Sky News, ITV, This Morning.
He regularly features in UK national publications such as The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times and MoneyWeek.