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Rachel Williamson

Rachel Williamson

Business Growth Adviser - North Northumberland


01670 719 910
07494 320917
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Rachel has a passion for helping businesses in the North East to develop and grow. After working in the tourism sector in Northumberland for several years, with experience in sales, business development and marketing. Rachel will be the first point of contact for businesses in the North Northumberland area and her expertise is available to all businesses in Northumberland.

Emma Giazitzoglu

Rachel Williamson

Business Growth Adviser - South East Northumberland


07908 906317
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Emma is equipped with business development and commercial acumen skills. Emma was involved in the iNorthumberland programme, has worked in large commercial organisations and also a FTSE 100 wealth management company. Emma is the first point of contact for South East Northumberland.

Lucy Evermore

Lucy Cansfield

Programme Manager


01670 528 478
07984 199830
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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. The programme supported over 300 businesses and created jobs in the local area. Lucy has been with Advance Northumberland for 7 years and prior to this managed a range diverse localization projects from receipt to delivery, for a wide range of high profile international and UK-based clients.

Lois Brentnall

Lois Brentnall

ERDF Compliance Officer


01670 719 917
07795 882069
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Lois has a background in Business Development and Project Management and previously worked for Carillion and British Gas, developing energy efficiency programmes and managing the customer journey from lead receipt through to claim.

Heather Newton

Heather Newton

Marketing and Events Coordinator


01670 528 453
07966 326753
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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.

Trainers

Lara Mellor

Lara Mellor

Lara Mellor Training and Consultancy - Microsoft Office


Lara has been a Microsoft trainer for over 20 years and has run her own training business for 18 of these. She has run training courses for large corporate clients like Sainsburys and Beazley Insurance but also for small micro businesses and everyone in-between. She provides a friendly training environment to put attendees at their ease and facilitate learning. She always encourages questions from delegates to make sure they get the most of their time and leave the course with the skills to apply their new knowledge to their own businesses. She moved to the North East 3 years ago from the outskirts of London.

Digital Allies

Lara Mellor

Digital Allies - Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Ecommerce, Websites and SEO


Digital Allies is a full-service digital marketing company that supports their clients in all elements of digital marketing.

Coaches

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