Meet The Team

WITH YOU FOR EVERY STEP OF THE JOURNEY

Experience the confidence that comes with knowing you’ve got someone in your corner. Our team of senior consultants have all been on their own entrepreneurial journeys and know exactly what it takes to nurture an idea into a successful business. Meet our team and find out more about the fresh perspectives we can bring to your business.

NIGEL LAMBE

Executive Director

Nigel will help you to address the challenges and pressures of growing businesses and maximise your opportunity.

PETER LANE

Innovation Support Manager

Pete can support you in exploiting the true value of your idea, helping you finding the right partners and the right resources to get projects off the ground.

JANE BAKER

Head of Finance

If you need to develop a sound financial model to manage and grow your business, Jane will help you stay ahead of financial challenges by getting processes in place.

TANYA POPEAU

Head of Innovation and Consultancy

Tanya oversees our range of consultancy and training programmes designed to help entrepreneurs develop innovative ideas.

CLAIRE PASQUILL

Brighton Centre Director

Speak to Claire about getting involved in the community of ambitious growing businesses in our Brighton workspace.

DAISY WOOD

Croydon Centre Manager

Daisy knows everyone in our community, and helps members to find the skills and support they need by making introductions and organising events.

MONICA BECKLES

HR Manager

Monica is an expert in getting the best out of people, looking after processes and policies from recruitment, to onboarding, to employee engagement.

SIMON CHUTER

Student Enterprise Manager

Simon oversees our student and graduate enterprise programmes, and can help deliver your essential projects using our skilled Catalyst team.

HELENA JEVONS

Head of Sales & Marketing

Helena is a strategic marketeer, helping our members to position their offering for large organisations, and find and connect with potential partners and customers.

JOSEPH BRADFIELD

PR & Communications Advisor

If you need to tell the story of your idea and raise awareness of your business proposition, Joseph will help get your messaging right.

AMY BLEWITT

Digital Marketing Executive

Amy’s the voice of our social media, distilling what we do to keep our feeds stocked with interesting, useful and entertaining content.

CLAIRE WINGATE

Sales Manager

Claire’s probably the first person you’ll speak to when you get in touch with us – she’s great at diagnosing what support your business needs.

JAMIE-LEE ATKINSON

Systems Manager

Jamie-Lee is a super-organised co-ordinator who manages all the software systems that keep our projects, records and communications running smoothly.

NEEMA AMIN

Head of Investment Projects

Neema heads up our investment arm Suss Ventures, matching ambitious businesses with the right backers to help them grow.

CHARLOTTE RYDER

Accountant

Charlotte is a senior accountant who relishes turning financial information into practical, useful data that can inform business decisions.

ANNE-FAY TOWNSEND

Insight & Market Research Advisor

Anne-Fay can help you gain a deeper understanding of your market and competitive landscape, developing insights through primary research.

ELLEN MACKIE

Research Commercialisation Project Coordinator

Ellen works alongside Peter, supporting and managing research commercialisation projects on behalf of the University.

SAM BEARD

Falmer Reception

Sam mans the front desk in Falmer and acts as a virtual assistant for our members – he’s the friendly voice handling your calls and the first face our visitors see.