New Anglia Growth Hub

Nigel Best
Nigel Best
Growth Hub Manager
01473 694828
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Nigel joined the Growth Hub in 2017 as manager of the team of Business Growth Advisers and office based staff.

His role is to get the most out of the team, ensure the ambitious targets are reached and maintain that Suffolk and Norfolk’s companies receive the highest quality business support from the most qualified and highest performing Growth Hub in the country. 

Nigel’s background is in banking and business support which means he knows the challenges faced by small businesses and how to overcome them.

Kate Colchester
Kate Colchester
Business Growth Adviser
07494 277247
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Kate joined the Growth Hub in 2016 as a Business Growth Adviser.

Kate helps businesses in South Norfolk make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. She helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

Kate has multi-industry experience across a range of sectors and exposure to businesses globally.  

Alan Cowie
Alan Cowie
Communications & Events Officer
01473 694823
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Alan has worked for the Growth Hub since 2014 as Communications & Events Officer.

He is responsible for media enquiries, email marketing, social media as well as providing central office support and handling enquiries. Alan also coordinates the Growth Hub’s busy events schedule and works with partners to host business growth seminars across the two counties.

Prior to this, he spent over seven years in the broadcast media industry. He holds a SFEDI Level 6 Award in Understanding Business and Enterprise Support.

Richard Glinn
Richard Glinn
Senior Business Growth Adviser (Suffolk)
07467 148475
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Richard joined the Growth Hub in 2014 and now manages the team of advisers in Suffolk. As part of the Growth Hub’s leadership team, Richard’s role is to support his experienced team of advisers as they help growing businesses throughout Suffolk.

With a SFEDI Level 7 qualification and many years business experience in this country and overseas, Richard is called upon to provide a wide spectrum of guidance and support to small, medium and large companies.

Samantha Jones
Samantha Jones
Business Growth Adviser
07467 148474
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Sam joined the Growth Hub in 2016 as a Business Growth Adviser.

 

Sam helps businesses in Ipswich make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. She helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

 

Sam has a broad range of experience, including working within the education, care and manufacturing sectors as well as setting up a small business.

Dr William Millar
Dr William Millar
Business Growth Adviser (Innovation)
07467 148476
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William is a Business Growth Adviser covering the A14 corridor with a special interest in innovation in Suffolk. Prior to joining the Growth Hub in 2014, he worked for different divisions in BT where he gained a wide ranging experience of creating and delivering innovative products and services for both consumers and large enterprise customers.

 

Before that he was a university lecturer and Visiting Professor. He is particularly interested in helping businesses in the region who want to innovate in their offering to the market place, as well as any business wishing to grow.

Glen Moore
Glen Moore
Business Growth Adviser
07467 148477
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Glen joined the Growth Hub in 2014 as a Business Growth Adviser.

Glen helps businesses on the ‘all energy coast’ including Lowestoft and Gt Yarmouth make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. He helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

He has 12 years’ experience advising businesses in this region primarily in the field of skills and workforce development.

Sharna Morris
Sharna Morris
Business Growth Support Adviser
01473 694821
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Sharna has worked for the Growth Hub since 2017 and is a Business Growth Support Adviser working with the field based advisers in Suffolk.

As part of the support team based at the Growth Hub central office, Sharna is responsible for the effective management of enquiries providing telephone support to diagnose client needs, provide relevant information advice and referral in a triage role ensuring clients get the most appropriate support.

Margaret Oakley
Margaret Oakley
Business Growth Support Adviser
01473 694821
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Margaret (Mags) has worked for the Growth Hub in 2014 and is a Business Growth Support Adviser working with the field based advisers in Norfolk.

As part of the support team based at the Growth Hub central office, Mags is responsible for the effective management of enquiries providing telephone support to diagnose client needs, provide relevant information advice and referral in a triage role ensuring clients get the most appropriate support.

Mags holds a SFEDI Level 6 Award in Understanding Business and Enterprise Support.

Dean Pierpoint
Dean Pierpoint
Business Growth Adviser
07467 148480
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Dean joined the Growth Hub in 2016 as a Business Growth Adviser.

Dean helps businesses in North Norfolk make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. He helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

Prior to joining, Dean helped businesses to develop their staff with apprenticeships.

Dr Morgan Potter
Dr Morgan Potter
Business Growth Adviser (Innovation)
07467 148473
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Morgan is a Business Growth Adviser for Innovation along Norfolk’s A11 corridor. Morgan has operated his own business consultancy company for the past five years with a remit of advising on business growth and exit strategies.  He was a business adviser with ibd (Initiatives in Business Development) and has a DBA in Strategic Management from Aston University and two MBAs.

Morgan is keen to engage with businesses to provide the guidance and support needed and to help build best practice across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Kurt Scheepers
Kurt Scheepers
Business Growth Adviser
07467 148479
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Kurt joined Growth Hub in 2014 as a Business Growth Adviser

Kurt helps businesses in East Suffolk make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. He helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

Kurt brings a wealth of experience to businesses in Suffolk with a background of being a director, entrepreneur and business owner.

Chris Sharman
Chris Sharman
Business Growth Adviser
07467 148481
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Chris has worked for the Growth Hub since 2014 as a Business Growth Adviser.

Chris helps businesses in South West Norfolk make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. He helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

Qualified to SFEDI level 7 in business support, Chris is able to guide clients through the maze of opportunities available and pinpoint the support that can help them move forward with a particular project or phase of growth.

Robert Turnbull
Robert Turnbull
Business Growth Adviser
07467 148472
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Robert joined the Growth Hub in 2014 as a Business Growth Adviser.

Robert helps businesses in South Suffolk make the most of the business support that is available both locally and nationally. He helps businesses access grant schemes, train and develop and staff, and get the right advice to help them grow.

Robert is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.