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Our staff
The Programme is managed by Peninsula Enterprise and consortium partners; Business West and WSX Enterprise. We also work with a few key delivery partners including Cosmic IT, West Devon BIP, North Devon+ and Torbay Development Agency. Meet the enthusiastic members of our rapidly growing team who are dedicated to helping your business gain competitive advantage through exploiting the opportunities of Superfast Broadband and associated technologies.
Ian Exworthy
Programme Manager
Ian Exworthy
Ian is an experienced Programme Manager for Peninsula Enterprise and it is his role to lead the team and manage the delivery and development of the service. Ian ensures that the service meets the needs of our business clients and makes a contribution to the South West economy, whilst working closely with partners.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8263
Colin Bettison
Contract Manager
Colin Bettison
Colin’s role is to ensure the effective management and delivery of the contract including the development and implementation of appropriate auditing systems, ensuring the contract outputs and milestones are delivered on budget, preparation of financial and non-financial claims, budgeting and forecasting and managing the branding and accreditation requirements.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8246
Ali Cox
Partnership and Knowledge Manager
Ali Cox
Ali’s role is to develop strong, positive relationships and outcomes with key partners, networks, consortium members, funders and other organisations to support and grow the Superfast Business service with a lead role on ensuring relevant stakeholders are up to date on technology knowledge related developments.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8400
Barnaby Harris
Digital Manager
Barnaby Harris
Barnaby manages the development and implementation of a strategy and tactical plan that provides an innovative online interface / technology knowledge hub for the programme.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8120
Leanne Lidstone
Marketing Manager
Leanne Lidstone
Leanne’s role is to develop and deliver the marketing and communications strategy for Superfast Business. Leading activity that will build brand profile and perception.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8235
Chloe Bush
Customer Relationship Manager
Chloe Bush
Chloe provides an effective and efficient account management service to support clients throughout the customer journey and to support client acquisition.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8510
Nicola Demellweek
Marketing & Events Co-ordinator
Nicola Demellweek
Nicola and Sue work closely to co-ordinate the development and implementation of an innovative marketing, communications and events plan to raise awareness of the service. Nicola looks after the website, social media channels and e-communications.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8239
Sue Hensman
Marketing & Events Co-ordinator
Sue Hensman
Sue and Nicola work closely to co-ordinate the development and implementation of an innovative marketing, communications and events plan to raise awareness of the service. Sue specialises in event management and leads on the planning and delivery of successful events for partners and clients of the service.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8254
Rob Sheppardson
Project Officer
Rob Sheppardson
Rob provides support in the contract management of the programme including managing information, budgeting and forecasting, contract documentation and preparation of financial and non-financial claims.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8514
Bethan Harry
Project Officer
Bethan Harry
Bethan provides support in the contract management of the programme including managing information, budgeting and forecasting, contract documentation and preparation of financial and non-financial claims.
0345 603 8593 ext. 8122
Petra Davies
Business Adviser
Petra Davies
Prior to working as a SFEDI Accredited Advisor for the past 10 years, Petra studied Hotel Management, and went on to manage Pubs and Restaurants for Chef and Brewer before joining Trust House Forte and moving into Hotel Management. Working in such a people intensive environment provides her with the skills and experience she needs to really work with teams within businesses to achieve goals through communication and motivation.
Paul O Collins
Project Manager
Paul O'Collins
Paul manages Business West's involvement in this exciting project and leads a team of skilled and experienced staff who will deliver the programme. Paul comes from an ICT background and clearly recognises the benefits that the Superfast Business project will bring to SW businesses and the local economy.
07825 338207
Wayne Loschi
Business Adviser
Wayne Loschi
Wayne’s background is in Export supporting manufacturing companies both here in the UK and in Italy. He will be helping promote the Superfast Business project to eligible companies in Torbay and South Devon. Having worked in Export for almost 20 years, Wayne fully appreciates the benefits of video conferencing, VoIP and social media.
Nick Williams
Business Adviser
Nick Williams
Nick has worked as a business adviser for the last ten years, prior to this he worked for a Swiss multi-national electronics industry as well as being managing director of the UK arm of the business. These experiences convinced him that anything that improves both communication and cultural understanding in business can improve sales, staff relationships and customer service.
07717881649
David Hinshelwood
Contracts Delivery Director
David Hinshelwood
Responsible for the day-to-day activity of the business advisers and trainers at BIP. David has worked as a business adviser since 1999. During this period, he has worked with many small and medium sized businesses across Devon, with specialism in financial and business planning, in a realistic and practical manner. David has been involved with the integration of IT into business management since the late 1980’s.
Angie Taffs
Business Adviser
Angie Taffs
Angie’s background is in business management, development and training and she currently works as a Business Adviser for North Devon+. Angie skill set enables her to find ways to improve and streamline processes and procedures in order to make businesses more effective, efficient and profitable. She also has vast experience of online marketing having worked as Head of Operations for the UK’s largest B2B online directory.
Jane Tope
Business Adviser
Jane Tope
Jane worked as a Business Adviser from 2002-12 with Enterprise Plymouth until moving to Business Information Point where she is working as a Business Adviser on Superfast Broadband and other business enterprise projects. With the CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing and as a trainer on Key Business Skills Jane has many years experience in assisting both pre-start and trading businesses. Working in both urban and rural areas Jane is able to assist business managers in developing their skills and in continuing economic growth.
Liz Wright
Dorset Programme Manager
Liz Wright
Liz is a High Growth specialist with experience of managing technical projects. Her role is to manage the delivery of the service in Dorset. She will be leading a team of Business Advisers and specialist suppliers and ensuring that our business clients receive the best possible advice and support from the service.
Business Adviser
Laura Holt
Laura’s background is in business marketing, strategy development and training. she has a broad range of B2B and B2C marketing leadership skills gained at senior level within the tourism, technology and manufacturing sectors. Laura works with businesses of all sizes, from start ups to high turnover and delivers substantial knowledge of digital marketing and customer relationship management. Laura currently works as a Marketing Manager and Business Adviser at North Devon+

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