GBSLEP

Key Team Members


Meet the Team

Jennifer Campbell

Business Adviser (SFEDI accredited)

My role provides me with the platform to act as the focal point for new start-up businesses, existing companies, new product/market development and innovation through ERDF grant funding. I would describe myself as a Serial Business Connector who gains pleasure from bringing together sustainable and rewarding business partnerships. With a business network spanning the UK and overseas I am also able to provide introductions to key stakeholders, financial institutes and educational bodies.

T: 08000323488
E: Jennifer@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Jeanette Peters

Business Adviser (SFEDI accredited)

As my role as a Growth Hub Advisor I help businesses to access knowledge, funding and support, directing them to opportunities to help them achieve their growth ambitions.

T: 08000323488
E: Jeanette@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Sandra Cunningham

Business Adviser (SFEDI accredited)

I’ve worked at the Birmingham Chamber for 10 years and in that period have worked with many companies in different sectors in the region. I have brought a wealth of experience as a Growth Hub business adviser, and continue to form strong client relationships.

T: 08000323488
E: Sandra@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Klaudia Haines

Growth Hub Adviser

I operate specifically across Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock and East Staffordshire areas, meeting with businesses, exploring their needs and objectives and signposting them to relevant support that may be out there for them to help them grow and take their business to the next level. If you feel you could benefit from a free and impartial discussion about your business and what support may be available to you, please get in touch.
E: klaudia@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk 
T: 07528630002




Christine Hancock

Account Manager

My role is to offer tailored 1:1 advice and guidance to companies across Greater Birmingham and Solihull which are facing issues around business resilience, in particular as we leave the EU. I want to help make the transition to a post-Brexit Britain as smooth as possible by informing companies of the potential outcomes of Brexit and working with them to prepare their businesses.

E: christine@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

James Roberts

Account Manager

I work with companies to enable and facilitate growth by providing tailored advice and guidance. I specialise in helping companies to become more resilient, in particular to prepare for Brexit. I can help your company plan for the changes that leaving the EU may bring and offer practical, focused solutions for your business.

E: james@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Wray Bennett

Mentoring Manager

Central to my role as Relationship Manager, delivering the Mentoring for Growth programme across the Developed area of the GBSLEP Region, is facilitating business growth through high level mentoring. I match mentors from global corporate companies with SME business leaders that wish to learn from their knowledge and experience to enhance their business practices and increase productivity.

E: mentoring@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk 

Ross Davies

Access to Finance Adviser

Ross is involved in all aspects of Corporate Finance and Accountancy services.

E: ross@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Ian McLaughlan

Growth Hub Director

Ian has led the Growth Hub since its creation in 2015 and is responsible for its performance, management and development.

T: 07730 282 722
E: Ian@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

David Evans

Operations and Compliance Manager

My role in to ensure effective and efficient running and contractual compliance around the delivery of the Growth Hub service and to manage the delivery team at the Chamber. I also work with partner organisations to ensure consistency of service across the Growth Hub partnership. Offering a seamless and robust service to our clients is essential to ensure they get the service they expect and we get the recognition we deserve.

E: david@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Waqar Mohammad

Events & Partnerships Officer

I am the focal point for the delivery of a stimulating and engaging programme of events for the Growth Hub, meeting the needs of clients and partners. To ensure regular, effective liaison with operational teams in partner organisations to ensure that the Growth Hub team, is aware of their business support offer in general and their events and programmes in particular.

E: waqar@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Ellie Crane

Marketing and Outreach Manager

My role is to get the message out to business owners across Greater Birmingham and Solihull about the services of the Growth Hub and the fantastic programmes available through our partners. Using all the communication techniques at our disposal, the Growth Hub marketing team seeks to educate and inform the local business community of what’s on offer to help them grow.

E: ellie@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Amen Lancaster

Marketing and Outreach Officer

My role is to ensure all business owners across Greater Birmingham and Solihull are aware of the Growth Hub’s services and how resources from our partners can be beneficial to them. Through a suite of marketing activities, our goal is to support and engage with local organisations to help them reach their full potential.

E: amen@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Rizwana Kausar

Admin Officer

My role is to provide effective administrative support as well as client support to the GBSLEP Growth Hub Team. I manage the Enterprise for Success Start Up Programmes and I am the first point of contact to clients who wish to pursue their business ideas whether looking to start trading or already established.

E: info@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

Cora Chan

Interim Project Accountant

As the Project Accountant of the Growth Hub, I work closely with partners and funders ensuring that effective and efficient financial management and administration systems are in place to meet the compliance within the Hub, the GBSLEP and the wider delivery partnership, and to achieve successful delivery of the Growth Hub objectives.

E: cora@gbslepgrowthhub.co.uk

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