03 Oct Jonathan McIlroy – CEO
Jonathan is an experienced senior manager and business executive with leadership experience spanning more than 20 years – all of which has been within organisations focussed on the industry, business or employee-level education, training, advice and consulting.
Jonathan is passionate about political science and studied Politics and Government at the Master’s level, attaining an MA (Hons) from The University of Edinburgh before taking up an invitation to do an internship in Washington DC.
Subsequently, his first proper career move was within equipment and business finance for one of the world’s largest financial institutions, working in the London and SE England region.
This was his first experience in working closely with small to medium-sized businesses, helping to address growth or delivery issues through the provision of business and equipment lending and finance.
For the next seven years, he held senior management or executive-level positions in national and global organisations, focusing on delivering industry-level education and training within investment management, corporate finance, financial planning, and other specialty finance or banking-related areas.
For 15 years post this, he was executive director for a national membership organisation he co-founded that delivered niche vocational education and training, consulting and career guidance for senior executive teams and their business support staff.
Jonathan is a seasoned entrepreneur and business founder, having launched several successful businesses. But it is his passion for business education, training, coaching, and consulting that led him to Enterprise Plus, and a desire to help continue that organisation’s very rich legacy and reputation for supporting and advising regional businesses, enabling them to grow and flourish.