Meet the Coaches

First-hand experience in a diverse range of sectors

To work with our experienced team of coaches, get in touch with Oxford Innovation Cornwall and start your journey to business growth today. We offer fully-funded business coaching and support, so you can benefit at no cost to your business.

 

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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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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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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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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 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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Delivery Manager and 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Executive Placement Development Coach

Sara’s expertise lies within understanding the customer’s journey, leadership and project development life cycle all with a focus on proven strategies for business growth.

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Andrew Finley Oxford Innovation

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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Andrew Farmer Oxford Innovation Cornwall

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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