In 2013, Tom became a seed investor in the launch of Bolt Learning – a market-leading digital platform with online learning content. Upon investment, Tom became a N.E.D. of Bolt before stepping up and taking on executive duties by running the sales and marketing aspects of the start-up enterprise. Following a period of sustained sales growth, Bolt was acquired in 2019 by a Scottish private equity firm. Tom remains a minority shareholder of Bolt but has stepped down from day-to-day and executive duties. In September 2019, Tom joined The Whole Sale Company , the data specialists for the UK wholesale and convenience sector, as development director.