Tim Gilbert

Tim Gilbert

Key figure in the UK courier industry, now engaged bringing online tools to this market that customers from Generation Y will find appealing.

Website: http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=47956591&locale=en_US&trk=tab_pro
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Member since May 11, 2009
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  • About
1979 St Dunstan's College, London
1983 Chesterton College Cambridge Certificate of Professional Competence National Road Haulage

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
mtvan.com, DeliverySupermarket.com, Speed Couriers
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

It works for me.

My favorite startups:

Shutl, SchoolsTrader

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating: perfect concept and execution being trashed by bad timing.

Rewarding: Consumer uptake validating your vision.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Total belief in the concept should not mean you don't listen to the objections of others.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

The internet loves a good monopoly.

Always run your business as if there's a recession on.

Strive for balance in everything.

What's the most exciting aspect of today's business environment?

The scale and pace of change in almost everything.

Full bio

Internet entrepreneur,focussing on how the internet can bring greater efficiency and extra revenue to service businesses. Currently working on an exciting project for the courier industry, featuring a freight exchange with a social networking newsfeed for the courier operator worldwide, and an end-user price comparision website for the courier and parcel shipper.