Harley Lovegrove was born in South East London in 1957. He formed his first company at the age of 21 while working as a junior marketing assistant for an industrial company in London.
In 1995 Harley moved to Belgium where he earned a living importing UK building products onto the Belgian market. Twelve months later he joined a very small Belgian high technology software company (Eonic Systems) where he was taken on in the position of office manager.
Working alongside the CEO, the company grew rapidly and Harley took on the responsibility of COO. Within a period of less than four years the company opened development and satellite sales offices in the US, Germany, Korea, India, Brazil, China, and the UK. Eonic Systems was sold to an American multi-national in 2001.
Since 2000 Harley has taken up numerous interim management posts working for a variety of businesses from high technology and software to petrochemical, transport, mobile telecommunications, banking and apparel. Today Harley is the Chairman of The Bayard Partnership, a highly successful outsourcing supply business.
Apart from publishing a weekly blog and newsletter that goes out to readers all around the world, Harley has also published two books ‘Making a Difference’ and ‘Inspirational Leadership’.