Entrepreneurs Panel

Adrian Thompson

Adrian is a member of the Entrepreneurs Panel and our expert panelist on international sales and channels.

Through his 20 years plus experience leading UK-based manufacturing businesses, Adrian has extensive insight into rapid international sales expansion, creating a strong trading partnership with distributors, LCC outsourcing and M&A.

In his role as CEO of the Aspen Pumps Group, he knows how to work effectively within a fast-moving PE environment. Under his leadership, Aspen Pumps has transformed from a UK-centric exporter to truly international business with its own operations across five continents plus export customer partners in over a hundred countries. As part of that expansion programme, an additional six bolt-on acquisitions have been made.


Lead, follow or get out the way!

Happiness is

  • Working with highly motivated people who have a shared vision and values
  • Watching England win the Rugby World Cup for a second time.. We all have to be dreamers!

Perfect way to start the day

  • When working – a spinach and banana smoothie, with almonds if he’s been good.
  • When not working – cycling across the Sussex Downs

Last adventure

  • Currently ongoing – making an acquisition virtually and never having seen the business!