Joel is a multi-award-winning businessman and public speaker, with a passion for driving business growth, through financial technology and entrepreneurial leadership. Joel is the Founder & CEO of www.gfaexchange.com an award-winning B2B FinTech company, that uses machine learning to benchmark, rate and monitor the portfolio of financial lenders. He is the former Executive for Access to Finance and Growing Business for the GBSLEP, and advises professional and public sector bodies, on business support models and strategies. Joel is also the Vice-President of the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce, National Ambassador for the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Fellow of the National Centre for Entrepreneurs. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Business Support and Enterprise in 2016.