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  • Meet the Team

    Meet the Team

Our Team Members

Emma has a strong background in sales, fundraising, account management, business support and events. She has proven expertise in establishing rapport and building trust with businesses from a variety of backgrounds. Emma has worked in both the private and public sectors. 

Emma Giazitzoglu

Business Growth Adviser - South East Northumberland
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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
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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.

Ross Waldie

Business Growth Adviser - North Northumberland
  • 07802 538 163
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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. Lucy has been with Advance Northumberland for 7 years.

Lucy Evermore

Programme Manager
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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.

Heather Newton

Marketing and Events Coordinator
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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
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Trainers & Coaches

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

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.

Allies Group

Delivering e-Commerce, Website, SEO, Digital Marketing and Social Media workshops.

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.


Delivering 121 Growth Coaching
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