In Conversation with Dominic McGregor
31st March 2023, 1:12 pm
GC Business Growth Hub and Carla Speight & Co are excited to present ‘In Conversation with Dominic McGregor’, which will focus on Dominic’s career journey so far and the importance of prioritising your own mental health if you want to succeed.
Dominic McGregor is a 29-year-old entrepreneur and mental health and sobriety advocate. Dominic is currently a Founding Partner of investment fund, Fearless Adventures and ex-COO of global marketing agency, Social Chain.
Along with his co-founder and fellow university drop out, Steven Bartlett, Dominic helped grow Social Chain to a $300m turnover business with 750 staff in offices around the world, including NYC, Berlin and London.
After building a global client portfolio that includes the likes of Apple, Amazon, McDonald’s, and the BBC, the pair took the company public in 2019 and then exited in late 2020.
Post-exit, Dominic founded Fearless adventures alongside partners David Newns and Charlie Yates to invest and drive growth in leading entrepreneur-led e-commerce businesses. Through this venture, Dominic is passionate about using his experiences of building and scaling a successful business to support other entrepreneurs on their journeys.
In early 2021, Dominic was appointed by the Cabinet Office as a government policy advisor looking at social media and digital communications.
More recently Dominic and the Fearless team have created the Fearless Academy, with a mission to nurture, coach and up skill in all things digital, creating industry leading talent. The Fearless Academy co founders believe that businesses need cultural and professional diversity to succeed and they are helping to provide life changing opportunities and enable the business community to build teams with different perspectives.
In 2023, Dominic became a feature in the BAFTA nominated and award winning documentary series Hollyoaks In Real Life. His episode ‘Alcohol Free At 23’ saw him talking to Hollyoaks long-standing cast member James Sutton about his journey with alcohol addiction. He also talks candidly about the pressures of the inning a successful global corporation, the expectations within that Wolf Of Wall Street environment and how he felt during his journey to sobriety along with the changes he has seen since.
Alongside all of his business and career successes, Dominic has found time to become a public speaker at a variety of events. Including the likes of Capital One, Microsoft and many more, along with globally recognised news publications. Bringing forward topics such as mental wellbeing, tech and digital skills, business strategies and success, and more besides. Utilising his own journey through a variety of bespoke keynotes, opinion pieces, feature interview, commentary and panels to inspire and educate audiences of all sizes.
Greater Manchester FinTech sector set to be worth £1 billion in 2023