Meet The Team
Please click your region on the map to view details of your local Manufacturing Growth Manager.
South East Midlands
Degree in Economics, Politics & International Studies from Warwick University, member of Chartered Institute of Marketing and of Guild of Motoring Journalists. Adrian is also married with two teenage children, enjoys tennis and cycling when time permits.
07790 358 557
South East - Kent
ILM L7 qualification in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring amongst other accreditations. Daren is a keen Formula 1 and football fan, enjoys walks and cycling by the coast in Kent.
07971 062 279
Leicester and Leicestershire
In his spare time, James is a cycle enthusiast, enjoying taking part in cycling events and for pleasure.
07790 358 583
Coventry & Warwickshire
Michelle has a Bachelors degree in Business Studies amongst other accreditations including the SFEDI qualification in Business Development and Skills Development. Michelle likes to travel and spends time in West Cork, she is also a keen walker and gardener.
07790 358 674
Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire
In his spare time, Phil plays basketball for Tamworth Tigers in Warwickshire, while also playing competitive golf; aiming to make it on to the Trilby Tour
07790 358 561
South East - Essex, Thurrock and Southend
Sarah’s first career was competing as a rider and schooling horses. A switch to media took her to becoming a sales director and then running her own magazine and website. Moving into business support two and a half years ago she enjoys working with the huge variety of businesses. Out of work Sarah enjoys everything that a large family and dog offer, attempting to keep fit and making candles.
07973 778 255
Amanda has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing SME business support programmes. Her previous role was as Head of Service for Hertfordshire Growth Hub. She enjoys working with clients to support and implement growth strategies, and with stakeholders to help their members and contacts find out about the support available to them. She has also developed programmes for specialist consultants and coaches to enable their expertise to be accessed easily by local firms.
A long-time resident of Hertfordshire, she is keen to support its manufacturers to benefit from the opportunities provided by the Manufacturing Growth Programme. A fluent French speaker, in her spare time Amanda enjoys travel, cooking, gardening and reading.
07973 946 529
Leeds City Region
David is a Chartered Marketer, has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting, is a Lead Quality Assessor and has an MBA from Bradford which specialises in Strategic Management that support his experience.
York, North Yorkshire, East Riding, Humber
Shaughan is a proven SFEDI qualified business advisor with circa 30 years’ experience in the field of business development, change management and strategic marketing across various sectors. Having a creative mind and being a forward thinker, he often sees the bigger picture in identifying gaps and niches that represent new business opportunities.
Shaughan’s experience comes from sat on both sides of the desk, as an entrepreneur running and selling a successful Advertising Agency to coaching, mentoring and advising other SME’s develop and implement customer led marketing strategies. He is passionate about simplifying the business support landscape by offering pragmatic, no-nonsense support to enable entrepreneurs achieve realistic, sound innovative solutions to barriers to growth.
Shaughan’s background in business support started as an advisor with Business Link Humber to managing 12 advisors across Yorkshire and Humber through to project managing South Yorkshire Erdf contracts.
With a BA Hons degree in Art and design, Communications and Marketing (CAM) diploma and Management Consulting Diploma he is an avid football fan – (being ex footballer) and keen golfer (handicap -Golf courses). he likes keeping fit, traveling (especially to the sun) good wine and time with Grandchildren.
Humber & Greater Lincolnshire
With a Masters Business Administration degree, Neil is also an avid Rugby Union fan, he likes to travel, enjoys good food, quality wine and spending time with his growing family.
07790 358 637
Richard began his manufacturing career with Lucas Industries, at which he spent 18 years with the company, being involved with many business milestones.
07704 308 217
Greater Birmingham and Solihull
Prince2 Practitioner qualified amongst other certifications, Sharn is married with a son and spends her spare time supporting her son’s hobby – football.
07790 358 654
The Marches & Worcestershire
A strategic business communicator with a proven ability to exploit commercial opportunities with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Catherine is also married with two boys and two cats, loves good food and drink, holidays, snow and sun.
07790 358 610
Helen is a successful individual with extensive business knowledge, account management and customer service experience, historically working with New Business Start-Ups, working in Enterprise, the support comprised of helping businesses identify and implement the foundations needed to start a successful business, growth plans and training needs. Since then, Helen has been working with established growth potential businesses, helping them identify the barriers to their growth, through dialogue and the completion of the Strategic Business Review. Helen’s ultimate aim is to add value to all of the businesses she works with.
In her spare time Helen enjoys, friends, food and the whole experience that surrounds it.
07790 358 605
When not at work, Marcus can either be found in the gym, on the golf course or taking the family dog – a boisterous and highly spoilt German Short Haired Pointer – for long walks.
07790 358 517
Leeds City Region
Neil is also a product of the family business in Halifax with experience in sectors including mechanical engineering and textiles. This, coupled with ten years helping local businesses to access publicly funded business support programmes, has given Neil has a unique set of perspectives to relate to small businesses in a practical and effective way, helping anyone with business hurdles to overcome to understand ways to meet their goals more easily.
07811 476 413
Robin has an MBA, an MA in Strategy, and a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). Personal interests include maritime history and he is a keen coastal walker… which most recently has been with his baby son.
07773 228 147
Steve has a BSc (Hons) in Natural Sciences, a postgraduate diploma in marketing and a MA in Business Management. When not working, Steve enjoys getting out on his motorbike or trying to emulate his favourite chefs in the kitchen.
07973 778 222