Clive took up his appointment as Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce in September 2010. Prior to this he was a Director of Robinson Keane, the executive recruitment consultancy and held a number of non-executive directorships. He is a Director of the British Chambers of Commerce, Board Member of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Brockholes Enterprises Ltd (the award winning nature reserve), Business Finance Solutions, a Trustee of the National Football Museum and an advisor to the Board of the Manchester Growth Company. Clive also has a number of other advisory and non-executive positions and is a regular speaker and writer on a wide range of business issues.

After qualifying as a lawyer, Clive enjoyed a successful career in the manufacturing industry holding senior positions in the Hepworth, Steetley and Redland Groups and as MD of Tate Access Floor Systems before becoming Chief Executive of Business Link Lancashire, a role he held for 8 years. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Lancaster University Management School and has co-authored a book on improving business performance through effective and practical employee engagement – “Growing your own Heroes”.