Vernon Blackmore (25 Sep 1950 - 12 Jun 2016)

Vernon co-founded Science Capital and was instrumental in its growth as an independent forum for sharing innovative thinking and supporting entrepreneurs.

He previously directed Ambit New Media and NetNak, web design companies that specialise in on-line applications and e-commerce. He was a director of a Warwickshire charity, and worked with the educational and not-for-profit sectors.

Vernon earned a Masters degrees in science (UMIST) and theology (King's College, London), and was a member of the Institute of Physics and Lunar Society.

He worked as a Medical Physicist at Christie Hospital, Manchester, and was a Priest with the Church of Englnd and an Advisor on Youth to the Bishop of Sheffield

He was the Managing Editor at Lion Hudson plc, Oxford, and authored books on science history and internet guides.

He was an external supervisor at the University of Warwick, providing guidance to postgraduate students at the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the study of e-business.

Vernon passed away after a long battle with leukaemia, and is survived by his wife Christine and daughters Cate and Ellie.

In honour of his generous spirit and many contributions our Business Plan Prize is awarded in his memory.

Vernon Blackmore