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 will help you to address the challenges and pressures of growing businesses and maximise your opportunity.
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.
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.
Head of Innovation and Consultancy
Tanya oversees our range of consultancy and training programmes designed to help entrepreneurs develop innovative ideas.
Brighton Centre Director
Speak to Claire about getting involved in the community of ambitious growing businesses in our Brighton workspace.
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 is an expert in getting the best out of people, looking after processes and policies from recruitment, to onboarding, to employee engagement.
Student Enterprise Manager
Simon oversees our student and graduate enterprise programmes, and can help deliver your essential projects using our skilled Catalyst team.
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.
Sales and Marketing Innovation Advisor
Richard offers executive coaching and strategic sales and marketing advice to help raise ambitions and grow your business.
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.
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’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.
Innovation Programme Manager
Fiona oversees the delivery of our programmes including Hit Squads, Innovation Masterclasses and Sussex Pioneers.
Jamie-Lee is a super-organised co-ordinator who manages all the software systems that keep our projects, records and communications running smoothly.
Head of Investment Projects
Neema heads up our investment arm Suss Ventures, matching ambitious businesses with the right backers to help them grow.
Charlotte is a senior accountant who relishes turning financial information into practical, useful data that can inform business decisions.
Tom oversees our invoices, billing and bank reconciliation, making sure that everything adds up!
Insight & Market Research Advisor
Anne-Fay can help you gain a deeper understanding of your market and competitive landscape, developing insights through primary research.
Research & Insight Co-ordinator
Maria undertakes deep dives into trends, markets and competitors to help you understand what can make your business stand out.
Research Commercialisation Project Coordinator
Ellen works alongside Peter, supporting and managing research commercialisation projects on behalf of the University.
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.