Meet the Team

Our experienced teams are passionate about helping businesses grow.
Spread across the country, our team of over 100 talented employees includes high growth business coaches with expertise across all sectors. Some have been business owners, others with boardroom level experience.
This means that Oxford Innovation can provide businesses with highly specialist support, 100% tailored to their individual needs and growth aspirations.

Group Chief Executive Officer

David Crichton-Miller joined SQW Group in June 2015 as Chief Executive and main Board Director.

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Managing Director, Economic Growth Solutions

Martin manages the Economic Growth Solutions division. He works very closely with funders in helping them to design business support programmes that will deliver maximum impact

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Director of Development

Jane has a strong technical background in the physical sciences with specific expertise in chemicals, materials, and nanotechnology and their applications, and an interest and enthusiasm for technologies. Jane heads the business development team.

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Stakeholder and Relationship Director

In addition to his role as Stakeholder and Relationship Director, as a qualified business coach Andrew specialises in business growth strategy and investment readiness.

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Thames Valley Investment Network Manager

Helped companies raise in excess of £100m in Equity finance in both England and Australia.

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Programme Manager

Paul leads the Enterprise Europe Network Team which helps ambitious businesses grow internationally.

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Programme Director and Coaching Practice Lead

Andrew spent the early part of his career working for leading international companies in the motor industry, starting out in supply chain management for the Ford Motor Company.

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Senior Innovation Specialist

Jakub has an extensive network of contacts across EU as well as substantial experience in internationalisation of companies to enter other European markets and to find international business and research partners.

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Business Partnership Adviser

Marta has a proven track record of successful delivery in supporting innovative companies in expanding their business and finding strategic partnerships overseas.

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Project Cordinator

Alison provides the guidance and support necessary to facilitate companies through the programme, monitoring and reporting on progress.

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Innovation Specialist

Craig is an environmental scientist with seven years’ experience assisting innovate technologies break into new markets.

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Innovation Advisor

Lukasz helps companies understand the benefits of design and implement the design thinking approach.

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Innovation Advisor

Matt knows about innovation culture as well as strategy, leadership and processes and will provide coaching and mentoring to create opportunities through effective collaboration.

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Internationalisation & Innovation Adviser

Mireille is a partnerships adviser proactively match-making UK companies with European companies for potential commercial, technology or research collaboration.

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Office Manager

Experienced office manager, responsible for the day-to-day running of the office across SQW group.

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Innovation Advisor

Linda helps entrepreneurs achieve success through non-executive director roles, accelerator programmes and public speaking.

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Business Coach

Chris is an experienced and effective healthcare commercial and technical business coach.

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Productivity Coach

As Oxford Innovation Cornwall’s productivity specialist, Steve works with start-ups and SMEs to help identify areas for improvement and increased productivity.

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Business Coach

Alan has expertise in best practise project management, financial management, new product introduction processes, matrix management and customer relationship management in leisure, manufacturing and technology markets.

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Business Coach

William joined Oxford Innovation in January 2011 as a Business Coach and Advisor on the Grow Cornwall programmes specialising in ICT and Outsource Tendering.

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Business Coach

Theda uses the discipline of management accounting to encourage sound strategic decision making. Her specialisms are within business strategy and understanding of financial performance.

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Business Coach

Mike started his career as an IT Engineer at NCR. From there he worked in sales, marketing and management roles with Alcan and Colgate Palmolive Ltd, moving on to Guinness G.B.

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Business Coach

Meredydd specialises in fast-growing companies who require assistance in developing their strategy. He is experienced in grooming boards seeking to raise capital from external sources.

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Business Coach

Lynda is a buying, product & supply specialist with a wealth of experience working for UK and international manufacturers to design, source and produce ‘own brand’ products for delivery to large department stores and high street retailers.

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Business Coach

Gill specialises in business-to-business marketing and has over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles in both SMEs and large corporates.

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Business Coach

Beverley Warne was born and brought up in Cornwall and after school studied for a Bilingual Secretarial Diploma in French and German at South Devon College.

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Business Coach

Andrew supports ambitious new, small and medium sized businesses to identify and plan for significant growth and how to overcome potential barriers.

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Business Coach

Andrew started his career at ICI’s Group Environmental Laboratory in Devon as an analytical chemist before moving to Scandinavia where he worked for a multinational packaging company.

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Business Diagnostics Coach

Alan spent his industrial and commercial career as an engineer and manager, working in the research, design and development of electrical products.

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Business Development Coach

Karen is an experienced business leader who has operated in senior management roles, particularly in leadership and management developing business strategy and implementing change management to ensure sustainable but rapid business growth.

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ICT Coach

From 1989 and throughout the digital revolution, Joe has worked for ‘in-house’ and ‘outsourced’ broadcast engineering operations with Channel4, Discovery, Disney and Sony.

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Programme Delivery Manager

Sarah is the Delivery Manager for the T2 Programme. Her key areas of expertise include: creating & managing teams, managing change, vendor management and global business operations.

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High Growth Start-up Coach

Ernest is an entrepreneur. He helped co-found the Cornish cold water surf company Finisterre, where he became Brand and Marketing Director from 2006 to 2015.

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Leadership & Management Coach

Sarah describes herself as a ‘people and change specialist’. A Chartered Fellow of CIPD, with an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development.

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Growth Hub Manager and Business Champion

Martin manages the Berkshire Growth Hub. He is keen to simplify the business support landscape so that SMEs can focus on running their businesses effectively.

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Business Advisor

A champion for local enterprise with a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, public relations, finance, human resources, and procurement.

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Project Administrator

Office Manager responsible for managing the CRM systems and measuring KPI

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ScaleUp Partner

Julian’s strong management skills and ability to lead teams to get them working together, help his clients to benefit from successful project outcomes.

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ScaleUp Partner

Peter has seen businesses through their entire life cycle from start up to sale and has worked with distressed businesses to turn them around.

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Business Champion

Has over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector and has professional training in financial management and leadership

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Marketing Manager

Amanda is experienced in developing brands, showcasing opportunities and working with stakeholders to enhance company profiles.

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ERDF Programme Manager

Paul has over 10 years’ experience managing complex projects in both the public and private sectors.

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Operations Manager

Nabila is experienced in business analysis, working with operational and financial teams to develop in-depth reporting and management information systems.

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Head of Finance

Kapil provides a full management and statutory accounting service to Economic Growth Solutions

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Bid Manager

Christina is experienced in the creation of extensive, complex and compelling proposals.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Edwin is our digital lead on communicating our brand, showcasing our programmes and engaging stakeholders.

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Investment Network Manager

Network Manager

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Investment Network Manager

Investment Network Manager and a funding and access to finance specialist.

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