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Meet the team: Nigel Lambe - Executive Director

Nigel Lambe

Executive Director

Nigel will help you to address the challenges and pressures of growing businesses and maximise your opportunity.

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Meet the team: Jane Baker - Financial Management

Jane Baker

Financial Management

If you need to develop a sound financial model to manage and grow your business, Jane will help you stay ahead of financial challenges by getting processes in place.

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Meet the team: Peter Lane - Innovation Support Manager

Peter Lane

Innovation Support Manager

Pete can support you in exploiting the true value of your idea, helping you finding the right partners and the right resources to get projects off the ground.

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Meet the team: Saffron Saunders - Croydon Centre Manager

Saffron Saunders

Croydon Centre Manager

Saffron runs the Croydon centre, using her experience to help you locate the contacts, resources and expertise to grow your business.

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Meet the team: Claire Pasquill - Sales & Marketing Advisor

Claire Pasquill

Head of Programmes

Speak to Claire about which of the initiatives that we run could be most effective in helping you to grow your business.

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Meet the team: Simon Chuter - Sales & Marketing Advisor

Simon Chuter

Student Enterprise Manager

Simon oversees our student and graduate enterprise programmes, and can help deliver your essential projects using our skilled Catalyst team.

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Meet the team: Helena Jevons - Sales and Marketing Innovation Advisor

Helena Jevons

Head of Sales & Marketing

Helena is a strategic marketeer, helping our members to position their offering for large organisations, and find and connect with potential partners and customers.

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Meet the team: Joseph Bradfield - PR & Communications Advisor

Joseph Bradfield

PR & Communications Advisor

If you need to tell the story of your idea and raise awareness of your business proposition, Joseph will help get your messaging right.

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Meet the team: David Porter - BRAIN Project Manager

David Porter

BRAIN Project Manager

David gets start-up businesses investment ready and connects them with potential customers or partners in large organisations.

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Meet the team: Eva Poliszczuk - Catalyst Project Manager

Eva Poliszczuk

Catalyst Project Manager

Eva supports graduates and placements who join our Catalyst Team, scoping and briefing out projects, and managing the team's priorities and workload.

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Meet the team: Daisy Wood - Falmer Community Manager

Daisy Wood

Falmer Community Manager

Daisy knows everyone in the Centre, and helps our members to find the skills and support they need by making introductions and organising events.

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Meet the team: Helen Northeast - Facilities Manager

Helen Northeast

Facilities Manager

Helen ensures that the phones are connected and the lights and heating stay on - talk to her if there's anything you need fixed in your office.

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Meet the team: Sam Beard - Falmer Reception

Sam Beard

Falmer Reception

Sam mans the front desk in Falmer and acts as a virtual assistant for our members - he's the friendly voice handling your calls and the first face our visitors see.

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Meet the team: Fiona Weir - Management Accountant

Fiona Weir

Management Accountant

Fiona looks after all the payroll, employee contracts and expenses information that ensures that everything continues to run smoothly.

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Meet the team: Laura Catchpole - Accounts Assistant

Laura Catchpole

Accounts Assistant

Laura oversees our invoices, billing and bank reconciliation, making sure that everything adds up!

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Meet the team: Anne-Fay Townsend - Insight & Market Research Advisor

Anne-Fay Townsend

Insight & Market Research Advisor

Anne-Fay can help you gain a deeper understanding of your market and competitive landscape, developing insights through primary research.

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Meet the team: Laurence Grant - Head of Investment Projects

Laurence Grant

Head of Investment Projects

Laurence heads up our investment arm Suss Ventures, matching ambitious businesses with the right backers to help them grow.

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Meet the team: Jon Woodward - Management Accountant

Jon Woodward

Management Accountant

Jon helps our members set up payroll, navigate accounting software and put together R&D tax credit applications to make their finances stretch further.

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Meet the team: Jamie-Lee Atkinson - ERDF Project Co-ordinator

Jamie-Lee Atkinson

ERDF Project Co-ordinator

Jamie-Lee makes our funded projects happen, ensuring that our clients get the support they're looking for and the funding to pay for it.

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Meet the team: Ellen Mackie - Project Co-ordinator

Ellen Mackie

Research Commercialisation Project Coordinator

Ellen works alongside Peter, supporting and managing research commercialisation projects on behalf of the University.

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Meet the team: Helen Hemsley - Management Accountant

Helen Hemsley

Management Accountant

Helen works with businesses to analyse their income, costs and cashflow, working out where to save, spend and avoid risk.

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Meet the team: Kate Langhorne - Croydon Reception

Kate Langhorne

Croydon Reception

Kate looks after our tenants and co-working members in Croydon, taking phone calls and mail and handling meeting room bookings.

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Meet the team: Eleanor Clapp - Research Coordinator

Eleanor Clapp

Research Coordinator

Eleanor makes sure that all commercial, BRAIN and internal research projects are properly managed and resourced.

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Meet the team: Eduardo Hernandez - Head of Funded Projects

Eduardo Hernández

Head of Funded Projects

Eduardo is responsible for managing the European funded projects, BRAIN and Business Hot House that we run at Sussex Innovation.

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