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Mark Hales

Mark Hales

Chairman Yorkshire

Address: Round Foundry Media Centre, Leeds, LS11 5QP

Mark is a highly experienced entrepreneur, angel and technology investor and is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs.

As well as being chairman of, Mark is also founder and chairman of Oxygen Accelerator, a programme based at Birmingham Science Park in Aston, providing a 13 week bootcamp for technology entrepreneurs.

He is also non-executive chairman of Launch48, which brings together people of all skill sets and experiences to create ideas, build products and launch their own start-up.

Other roles include being chairman of Optimo Care Group, while Mark was also a founding investor in accelerator programme Springboard, and is a former non-executive director of The Rabbit Hole.

Mark was chief executive of Claimar Care Group until 2009. When he joined in 1999, turnover was around 250,000 a year. During a 10 year period the business grew to be the fourth largest provider in its market with turnover of around 65m. It sold to Housing 21 in 2009 for an enterprise value of 40.5m.
Mark is passionate about arts and culture and is a trustee of Birmingham Hippodrome Development Trust.

Tel: 0113 394 4321, Email:

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