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  • Meet the Team

    Meet the Team

Our Team Members

If you are based in North Northumberland , please contact and find out how we can support your business! 

Emma Giazitzoglu

Business Growth Adviser - South East Northumberland
Mike qualified as an accountant before starting his career in professional recruitment. He has dealt with a broad range of companies from FTSE 100 businesses to SMEs and across private, public and third sectors. Mike started and ran his own recruitment company for seven years and he has directly benefitted from the type of business support that Business Northumberland offers through a second start up company that he founded. 

Mike Jurowski

Business Growth Adviser - West Northumberland
If you are based in North Northumberland , please contact and find out how we can support your business! 

North Northumberland Business Adviser

Business Growth Adviser - North Northumberland

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.

Lucy Evermore

Programme Manager

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.

Heather Newton

Marketing and Events Coordinator

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. 

Liz Nelson

ERDF Compliance Officer

Trainers & Coaches

Charlotte has an extensive understanding of all things digital marketing. Charlotte’s primary areas of expertise cover; paid advertising including Google PPC, tag manager and conversion tracking, marketing strategy, reporting and analysis. Charlotte also has experience in SEO, influencer marketing and organic social media.

Charlotte Ridley

Allies Group
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. 

Lara Mellor

Lara Mellor Training and Consultancy - Microsoft Office

With a Masters degree in Digital Marketing, Marianne has worked in digital for 3 years both within agencies and as a freelancer. In her spare time she runs a successful vegan account with over 3,000 followers. Her specialisms include SEO, content and social media.

Marianne Henning

Allies Group

An extensive background amongst a number of marketing channels including both traditional and digital. Experienced in creating captivating content across social media platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook. Sophie's primary areas of expertise cover: organic social media marketing, paid advertising across Google PPC and Facebook/Instagram, Google Analytics for reporting and analysing data and creating in-depth marketing strategies.

Sophie Harold

Allies Group

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.


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