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Meet some of our expanding network of experts, coaches and consultants who are committed to supporting business growth.

Sharon Kindleysides

Chief Executive Officer
CILT (UK)

Sharon provides global expertise and strategic leadership on an Interim, Advisory, NED or permanent basis to Boards, Start-ups and Businesses facing challenges within Future Mobility, Smart Cities, Intelligent Transport (ITS) and Emerging Technology sectors.

Paul Oggelsby

Managing DIrector
Riverlite

Paul is an experienced CEO, investor and growth coach. With over 25 years of commercial experience, he has a proven track record of year-on-year double digit highly profitable organic business growth.

Julian Webb

Managing DIrector
Change2Achieve Ltd

Julian has worked in high profile senior leadership roles within the Manufacturing Sector (Food Industry, Electronics, Engineering, Textiles) for over 35 years and continues to provide workshops, mentoring, coaching and consulting for Directors and senior managers in a range of industries.

Nick Hadley

Partner
Quattrostar Consulting

Nick's background in both IT and commercial property have been common threads running through his several senior roles in differing industry sectors, where most of his work has been conducted at CxO and Board level. His consultancy supports businesses, particularly in IT and business strategy.

Alan Todd

Director, Business Adviser & Consultant
Cambridge Business Advisers

With 25 years as a Banking Professional in senior Management positions, 10 years as a Director of Finance in a medium-sizes not-for-profit and 10 years as a Business Consultant/Advisor, Alan brings a full range of experience to support clients.

Jan Fachot

Partner
PEM Cambridge

With over 10 years working in a couple of the Big 4, Jan specialises in startup tax efficient equity funding (SEIS, EIS, VCT), R&D tax credits, RDEC, Patent Box, buying and selling, structuring, M&A tax and international tax, as well as expatriate tax issues.

Dr Chris Owen

Managing Director
Owen & Partners Ltd

With over 30 years of experience in advanced manufacturing sectors, Chris has help operational senior leadership and line management roles in Quality, Manufacturing, Operations, Product Development, Engineering and Supply Chain.

James Duez

NED, Investor, Co-Founder and CEO
Rainbird Technologies

With over 20 years of experience in industry, James helps start-up founders find the right product/market fit and accelerate them through the discovery phase and on to revenue generation. While sometimes investing himself, he helps businesses find the right funding, typically at Seed or Series A stage.

Dennis Embleton

Managing Director
Embleton Business Growth

Dennis is a successful entrepreneur having started his own business from scratch in 1996. He built the business to over £20 million turnover. He is also a business coach and brings a vast wealth of experience in SME business around the world.

Harry Harris

Business Consultant
Nexus Tree Consulting

Harry has over 30 years business experience in leadership and management in multiple sectors and working with start-ups to national organisations in both business and third sector.

Dan Sharrock

Partner
Nash Matthews LLP

Dan is a European and Chartered UK patent attorney based in Cambridge, drafting and prosecuting patent applications in mechanical engineering, optical and electrical fields, including computer-implemented inventions, and advising on securing protection for valuable technological innovations.

Carl Lamb

Executive Director
Smith & Pinching

Carl has 32 years of experience in the financial services industry and advises a wide range of clients, specialising in pension planning including self-invested pensions, inheritance tax planning and employee benefit schemes.

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