Meet the Coaches

First-hand experience in a diverse range of sectors

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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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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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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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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