Ross has advised, represented and owned businesses in the region for almost 20 years. Starting his career with the Chamber of Commerce in 2003, he has experience of helping businesses across a wide range of sectors to help them grow.
After completing his MBA at Newcastle University, he set up his own businesses, which he sold in 2020. During COVID, Ross worked with the North East LEP and Tees Valley Combined Authority on Covid Recovery Programme.
Lucy is the ERDF Programme Manager responsible for the successful management and delivery of Business Northumberland. Lucy is an experienced Programme Manager and has been managing the Business Northumberland since its start in 2015, prior to that she managed the successful delivery of the iNorthumberland business support programme. Lucy has been with Advance Northumberland for 7 years.
Heather is responsible for planning and organising Business Northumberland events. As well as development of the website, social media presence and developing programme related marketing material. Heather has a background in events management and previously worked for an accountancy firm.
Liz is our ERDF Compliance Officer – responsible for ensuring that on a day to day basis we remain compliant and that applications for funding satisfy the criteria set by MHCLG.
Liz has a wealth of experience in education and training and working with SMEs throughout the North East Region through a variety of funding streams.
Allies Group are experts in creating content, digital marketing, and training. The trainers offer a breadth of knowledge on the courses and are specifically designed to help SMEs improve their digital skills.
The Transmit team are a consultancy business located in Gateshead. The consultancy was set up by people who have been through the pains that start-ups and scale-ups go through so know first hand the trials of a small business.
With a wealth of trainers to support you and your business.