Meet The Team


Maria and Joseph

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.


Executive Director

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


Head of University Services

Pete is our chief liaison with colleagues at the University of Sussex, helping to connect our business and academic communities, and support student enterprise.


Deputy CEO

Claire heads up the team who manage our space, look after our members and visitors, organise events and socials, and promote the Sussex Innovation community.


Programmes Manager

Maria undertakes deep dives into trends, markets and competitors to help you understand what can make your business stand out.

Linda Ndlovu

Head of Finance and Systems

Linda oversees our finance team, ensuring that our financial operations are conducted with efficiency and precision, keeping us on track for success.


Croydon Centre Manager (On Maternity Leave)

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


Building Supervisor

Sam looks after the practical needs of our tenants and co-working members – he’ll be the one to fix things when they go wrong, as well as being the friendly face that many visitors see when they arrive!

Eve Banks

Research and Insights Coordinator

Eve works alongside Maria, providing insights through market research to help innovative businesses, start-ups, and university spinouts succeed.


HR Advisor

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


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.

Kelvin Beckles

Croydon Centre Manager

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


Marketing & Partnerships Manager

Aly covers all things marketing and partnerships; from forming lasting relationships to get exclusive benefits for our members to managing and curating our events programme and marketing strategy.


Project Coordinator

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


Croydon Reception

Latoya looks after our tenants and co-working members in Croydon, taking phone calls and mail and handling meeting room bookings.

Jill Petty

Falmer Reception

Jill is based at reception, providing support to our tenants and a welcome to visitors, while also helping to maintain the building.

Jason Vu

Finance Manager

Jason, our finance manager, works with the finance team to offer comprehensive financial services to our clients, including advise and practical support. In addition, Jason is instrumental in our own financial processes, ensuring our operations run smoothly.

Simon Chuter

Head of Centres and Investment Services

Simon heads-up the University of Sussex Business Angels network, bringing together local investors with businesses who have a relationship with the University. Simon also consults with our members on sales, marketing and strategy.

Flora Heisz

Bookkeeper & Payroll Administrator

Flora looks after bookkeeping and payroll for SINC and our tenants, ensuring that everything continues to run smoothly.

Alice Beeby

Facilities Apprentice

Alice is a key member of our facilities team, providing support to our members and a welcome to visitors, while also helping to maintain the building.

Nicholas Martin

Finance Assistant

Nick provides accounting support with a particular focus on Accounts Receivable, alongside supporting bookkeeping services for our clients.


Sales and Marketing Innovation Advisor

Richard offers executive coaching and strategic sales and marketing advice to help raise ambitions and grow your business.

Dominic Charles

Finance Manager (Interim)

Dominic is a seasoned finance specialist and business leader who applies his deep finance and accounting background to help organisations enhance and improve their finance operations and meet their regulatory reporting needs.