Bi2B Team

Bi2B Founding members

Rob Lye

Circle Wealth

Rob left the Corps in 2004. After various roles completed as a Security Consultant, Paramedic, and Mortgage Adviser. Rob settled as a Financial Adviser with Circle Wealth Partners and is a Consultant for an E-commerce Start Up. 

Mick Betteridge

Orion Land and Developments Ltd

Since retiring from a full military career, Mick has run his own property rental business, was the Field Operations Manager for a major logistics support company which included setting up a field hospital for an oil and gas company in Uganda, and as Operations and Technical Director in the security and risk management sector he safely evacuated clients from a rapidly declining state in Libya. Mick also served as the CEO of a military charity, where he re-structured the fundraising and welfare delivery to wounded, injured, sick and those in need.

Mick joined Orion Land from the major US Build to Rent specialist, Cortland, based in London, where he was the Chief of Staff and Head of UK Operations. 

Sean Foley

EQ Lead

Sean ‘The EQ Commando’ is a dedicated coach and trainer with 30 years of real world experience forged from Combat Operations with The Royal Marine Commandos, 3rd world Leadership Development Expeditions to Management and Executive Training and Development for multi-million dollar companies and SMEs alike. 

David Mclean


David left the Royal Marines as a CSgt in 2012 after 14 years service. Over the last 10 years David has retrained as a psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist where he worked within private healthcare. David’s career highlights of note have been a clinical supervisor, senior psychotherapist, senior lecturer, CEO of a 5,000 strong therapeutic organisation. David is a proficient business leader who has successfully run four businesses within the health and well-being sector. 

Tim Mitchell

Pier 9

Upon leaving the Royal Marines, Tim successfully graduated with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree from the University of Brighton. Working within leading design agencies in London and Brighton, he worked on major creative projects for clients including BBC Radio, Nokia, Vodafone, Penguin Books, Gap and Diesel.

In 2009 seeking the desire to work for himself, he established his first design company and is now a director supporting business to grow in a sustainable way through design and digital marketing.  

Ryan Nast


Having spent 12 years as a Signaller, Ryan left the corps in 2012 as an S1 SNCO. Ryan moved in to the Cloud Computing space and has worked for a number of reputable global consulting firms as a Project Manager and Account Manager.

Ryan now works as an Associate Partner for IBM within Services for Salesforce, ensuring clients get delivered the best possible technology enabled, business solutions.

Ant Thompson

Tap App Group

After spending 10 years in the Royal Marines when an unfortunate training accident led to his discharge. Antony went straight to work in London for a management consultancy. Since that time he has created a number of businesses, primarily orientated around operational efficiency and the development of people within organisations. He is now the Co-CEO of The Tap App Group ltd.
Positive leadership

As former service personnel we all are fully aware and support those engaged as reservists and within Bootnecks in2 Business as employees. Employees work regularly with and for the Royal Navy and one of our directors has mobilised globally, 3 times within the past 4 years.

Bi2B actively encourages their employees to contribute to Defence. Additional leave and financial support is provided if required.

We know Success Breeds Success.

We bring together key connections from interested organisations – engaged and influenced by our team – to connect with Royal Marines across the UK and around the globe that are already in the transition pathway to civilian life and are keen to benefit from high quality friendly forces looking to recruit high quality talent.

Bi2B is also growing a diverse stable of successful former Royal Marines business leaders as mentors for Bi2B, who will be long term supporters and advocates of Bi2B’s mission.

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