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The Mather Sundial at Princeton University is symbolic of the important relationship between two great forces of the world. In the early 1900s Sir William Mather, prominent British businessman, Member of Parliament and Christopher Mather's forebear, was one of the great champions of international trade and had a close association with Princeton University, by whom he was awarded an honorary degree. He was grateful to the USA and Princeton in particular for many things and wanted to give them a meaningful gift.


Sir William knew that Woodrow Wilson, the president of the university at the time, wanted the architecture of Princeton University to reflect the buildings of Oxford, and the town the feeling of Cambridge, England. So Sir William’s gift was the Mather sundial that stands in McCosh Courtyard, a perfect replica of the Turnbull sundial in the quad of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.


Today, there is another combination of forces between these two great countries, the team of Christopher Mather and Nick Bradley. On opposite sides of the Atlantic, both steeped in global trade, these two are experts in the world of corporate branding, marketing and building new businesses, including their financing, and have successfully launched many important businesses...

Christopher T. Mather is Managing Director of Princeton London Partners. His career has included executive positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Vice President of the Health Management Division of Johnson & Johnson, several executive positions at Corning, Inc., Senior Vice President of a management consulting division of Saatchi & Saatchi, Managing Director at Interbrand and also at Brand Institute.  He has played a major role in creating and launching many multimillion dollar companies and brands. He has consulted and built businesses for many global companies including Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, GSK, AstraZeneca, Hoechst, IBM, Apple, Lexmark, Mazda, BP, Cunard, Komatsu, American Red Cross…


Most recently, Chris has been helping to launch several companies and products in the pharma/biotech space. Chris has an MBA from Cranfield University in the UK.



Nicholas J. Bradley is Regional Manager of Princeton London Partners, UK. Nick is a technologist with degrees in mathematics, theoretical physics, surface physics and material science. He has owned and run a number of businesses including an electronics company, a robotics business, a contract research & development company and a marketing consultancy.


Nick has over twenty-five years of experience as an independent consultant specializing in business start-up, marketing and raising venture capital. He has worked closely with a large variety of companies to prepare them to be investment ready.   


He has also undertaken extensive work as a marketing consultant and has first hand experience of exporting medical products, instrumentation, fibre optics, and consumer products to Europe, North America and the Far East. Nick is a frequent presenter on entrepreneurship, including the exporting of technology and the raising of capital. He has an M. Phil. degree from the New University of Ulster.


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T Nichols & Sons Limited

Toby Nichols, Managing Director

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Management Consultancy

Providing Management Consulting for clients including the British Government and private sector clients in consumer goods, finance sector and pharmaceuticals.  Toby works with leading organizations to improve the value that they achieve from transformations, with an excellent track record in improving the outcomes delivered. Toby holds a BSc Honours from the University of Bath, UK, plus project and program management qualifications.

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