About Growth West Finance
Learn about your Canadian Cannabis experts and how we successfully manage your regulatory, business, or facilitate funding your project
Who we are
Growth West Finance Ltd is a boutique cannabis regulatory compliance and project management consulting firm headed by its President & CEO, Nigel Boast. BSc, LLB, MBA.PMP (Ret'd) The company was incorporated in British Columbia in 2008 specializing in business analysis used in funding facilitation for start ups, financing growth and operations in the biotechnology industry in Canada. The corporation is also an associate member of the BC Craft Association and recognised as concierge service provider to its members.
In the last ten years the firm has specialized exclusively in the Canadian Cannabis industry specialising in licensing, post licensing regulatory compliance and More recently business analysis for funding facilitation. We have successfully filed and our clients granted numerous different Cannabis Licenses Canada wide. Our firm has also capitalized on Nigel’s 35 years of writing business plans for funding (bio tech industry and other technologies) and an MBA (including Finance) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, by writing business plans for the Canadian Cannabis industry, one of which helped a client raise $25M using a Growth West business plan.
Nigel is also the President and CEO of Everest Biopharma International Inc. based in Kelowna
Growth West's procedure to commence a project is with a written proposal settled with our client detailing the deliverables. This proposal contains provisions for a small retainer and a monthly payment instalment plan. On signature of the proposal and payment of the retainer Growth West will commence the project. In large projects a project plan is developed with the client after a kick off meeting at the proposed site of the premises.
Your Cannabis consulting & funding expert
Nigel Boast - BS, LLB, MBA, PMP
Hello I'm Nigel Boast and I am the Founder and Principal Canadian cannabis consultant here at Growth West. My qualifications B.Sc, LLB, MBA, LSX, PMP (Retd). My more than a decade of experience in the cannabis market will give you the highest quality service from both me and our subject matter expert associates.
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BIO Nigel Boast B.Sc, LLB, MBA, LSX, PMP
In the last 24 years in Canada worked as a Senior Business Analyst for a US fortune 100 company, co founded and managed a Canadian biotechnology company for a decade as CEO and R&D project manager, where he sourced many millions in funding to take a non-existing technology, and launched it into disruptive mobile disinfection technology, applied in critical market segments such as the cruise and health care industry.
Previously he worked as a partner in a commercial law firm, was Managing Director and founder of an international trading company, and also worked directly for the Chairman of Deloitte's Australia, and also Midlands Bank Australia.
He is also certified in HACCP I and HACCP II standard operating procedures and (Good Production Practices) and writing SOPS. The experience gained in product development in the biotechnology industry, and regulatory compliance in Health Care, are directly applied to the the Canadian legal Cannabis industry.
Nigel’s unique combination of legal expertise with a post graduate law degree, MBA (finance) BSc and HACCP accreditation with experience in banking and finance, along with his team of subject matter experts in the Canadian Cannabis Industry, will give you the highest quality value for your dollar. Nigel's unique skill set has made him a cannabis licence expert and Cannabis Finance and Funding expert.
Nigel is the designated Project Manager for all our client projects. As the PM he personally manages all our subject matter experts (SMEs) such as the architect, security of premises, quality assurance person, third party testing lab, electrician and all other SMEs for filing an application with Health Canada. He works closely with our clients to ensure the highest quality customer service.
Your Cannabis Security consulting expert
A resident of Ottawa – Mr. Weir is an independent security consultant who has resided in Ottawa for the past 17 years. His work experience includes 25 years combined service in the RCMP and CSIS where he specialized in planning and execution of Special Operations and Internal Security investigations. After retiring from the Service, he worked as a security consultant doing international contracts between 1993 and 2004.
Since the legalization of cannabis Mr. Weir has primarily been doing contracts within this industry to ensure clients meet the security standards dictated by Health Canada. He was responsible in assisting over 40 cannabis operations to obtain their license.
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Eco Growtech’s focus is to always stay one step ahead of the fast paced, ever changing, technology driven world we live in and bring the latest and greatest in grow light technology and control systems. Our 10 years of experience in the LED lighting industry gives us the ability to feel confident in our products and our technology.
Experts on Cannabis Manufacturing Software
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