Meet the Team

Our experienced teams are passionate about helping businesses grow.
Spread across the country, our team of over 100 talented employees includes high growth business coaches with expertise across all sectors. Some have been business owners, others with boardroom level experience.
This means that Oxford Innovation can provide businesses with highly specialist support, 100% tailored to their individual needs and growth aspirations.

Managing Director

Jane has a strong technical background in the physical sciences with specific expertise in chemicals, materials, and nanotechnology and their applications, and an interest and enthusiasm for technologies. Jane heads the business development team.

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Managing Director, Economic Growth Solutions

Martin manages the Economic Growth Solutions division. He works very closely with funders in helping them to design business support programmes that will deliver maximum impact

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Commercial Director

In addition to his role as Commercial Director, as a qualified business coach Andrew specialises in business growth strategy and investment readiness.

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Divisional Director of Finance

Steve heads the Finance function for the division, joining OIS in 2020 following previous roles within the care, veterinary and luxury brands sectors.

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Innovation Director and Innovation & Growth Specialist

Elaine is our guru for collaborative R&D and metrology, having worked at the National Physical Laboratory, National Engineering Laboratory and AEA Technology where she led science-business technology transfer programmes.

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OION Ltd Managing Director

Richard works with early stage companies in both a funding and business advisory capacity.

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Programme Manager

Paul leads the Enterprise Europe Network Team which helps ambitious businesses grow internationally.

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Programme Director and Coaching Practice Lead

Andrew spent the early part of his career working for leading international companies in the motor industry, starting out in supply chain management for the Ford Motor Company.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Steve combines broad experience in commercial marketing strategy and innovation with a background in engineering and technology.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Emma combines a background in consumer-facing businesses with experience of founding and growing a professional services company.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Bita is a Medical Scientist with extensive experience is setting up, running and growing businesses.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Christopher joined Oxford Innovation in September 2019, bringing together his experience of business and innovation to coach companies on the Innovate 2 Succeed Programme.

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Senior Innovation & Growth Specialist

Jakub has an extensive network of contacts across EU as well as substantial experience in internationalisation of companies to enter other European markets and to find international business and research partners.

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Client Engagement Manager

Marta has a proven track record of successful delivery in supporting innovative companies in expanding their business and finding strategic partnerships overseas.

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Innovation and Growth Specialist

Fiona helps business owners focus on growth mindset, leadership, assisting with Investment Readiness and pitching.

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Project Cordinator

Alison provides the guidance and support necessary to facilitate companies through the programme, monitoring and reporting on progress.

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Marketing and Events Executive

Graeme has a broad background in marketing and is passionate about delivering excellent service and putting clients first.

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Innovation and Growth Specialist

Eric is an experienced advisor to innovative B2B businesses.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Roope draws on his three decades of international marketing and business development experience to help innovative, ambitious companies grow and succeed.

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Project Administrator

Business astute, resilient co-ordinator with over 20 years’ experience of supporting and co-ordinating executive teams in global corporate and SME organisations.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Richard is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, helping businesses with access to finance, investment readiness and commercial lending.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Irving combines a background in commercial banking with experience of business support in the enterprise sector.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Craig is an environmental scientist with seven years’ experience assisting innovate technologies break into new markets.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Lukasz helps companies understand the benefits of design and implement the design thinking approach.

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Programme Director – Innovation & Global Growth

Martin is passionate about supporting innovative SMEs to achieve their growth goals with specialisms around developing skills and access to finance.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

With over 18 years as a Managing Director, Drew is passionate about helping businesses tackle head on the core challenges founders and senior management face in scaling and commercialisation.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Evan brings a diverse background of experience ranging from owning and operating an award-winning restaurant to being CEO, CFO and Chairing the Board of Directors of public and private corporations.

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Senior Innovation & Growth Specialist

Paula has a background in finance/commercial banking sector.

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Office Manager

Experienced office manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the office across SQW group.

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Innovation & Growth Specialist

Linda helps entrepreneurs achieve success through non-executive director roles, accelerator programmes and public speaking.

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Business Coach

William joined Oxford Innovation in January 2011 as a Business Coach and Advisor on the Grow Cornwall programmes specialising in ICT and Outsource Tendering.

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Business Coach

Theda uses the discipline of management accounting to encourage sound strategic decision making. Her specialisms are within business strategy and understanding of financial performance.

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Business Coach

Meredydd specialises in fast-growing companies who require assistance in developing their strategy. He is experienced in grooming boards seeking to raise capital from external sources.

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Business Coach

Lynda is a buying, product & supply specialist with a wealth of experience working for UK and international manufacturers to design, source and produce ‘own brand’ products for delivery to large department stores and high street retailers.

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Business Coach

Gill specialises in business-to-business marketing and has over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles in both SMEs and large corporates.

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Business Coach

Andrew supports ambitious new, small and medium sized businesses to identify and plan for significant growth and how to overcome potential barriers.

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Business Coach

Andrew started his career at ICI’s Group Environmental Laboratory in Devon as an analytical chemist before moving to Scandinavia where he worked for a multinational packaging company.

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Business Diagnostics Coach

Alan spent his industrial and commercial career as an engineer and manager, working in the research, design and development of electrical products.

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Business Development Coach

Karen is an experienced business leader who has operated in senior management roles, particularly in leadership and management developing business strategy and implementing change management to ensure sustainable but rapid business growth.

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High Growth Start-up Coach

Ernest is an entrepreneur. He helped co-found the Cornish cold water surf company Finisterre, where he became Brand and Marketing Director from 2006 to 2015.

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Leadership & Management Coach

Sarah describes herself as a ‘people and change specialist’. A Chartered Fellow of CIPD, with an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development.

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Investment Manager (OION) and Innovation & Growth Specialist

Innovation Adviser and Business Coach

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Investment Network Manager

Network Manager

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Bid Executive

Johanna is a bidding professional with over a decade of experience

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Bid Manager

Christina is experienced in the creation of extensive, complex and compelling proposals.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Edwin is our digital lead on communicating our brand, showcasing our programmes and engaging stakeholders.

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Marketing Manager

Amanda is experienced in developing brands, showcasing opportunities and working with stakeholders to enhance company profiles.

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ERDF Programme Manager

Paul has over 10 years’ experience managing complex projects in both the public and private sectors.

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Operations Manager

Nabila is experienced in business analysis, working with operational and financial teams to develop in-depth reporting and management information systems.

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Head of Finance

Kapil provides a full management and statutory accounting service to Economic Growth Solutions

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CAREERS

At Oxford Innovation, we offer employees an opportunity to work with great people in a demanding and exciting environment with lots of opportunity for growth. Oxford innovation could provide you with the next step in your career.