Nigel joined Barclays Bank straight from school, and spent 20 plus years within the branch…More
Nigel joined Barclays Bank straight from school, and spent 20 plus years within the branch banking sector dealing with all sizes of businesses from Global Brands to small scale start ups. During this time, he gained a number of banking, project management and business support qualifications.
In 2001, Nigel left banking to work for himself before moving into the Business Support arena. Moving to Norfolk to work for Business Link, originally as an adviser, Nigel moved up through the organisation to eventually lead the advisor team for Norfolk and part of Suffolk, responsible for day to day business advice. He specialised in Financial difficulties and working with HMRC around VAT and PAYE deferment.
After a short break in 2011 he re-joined the working world, within a small family run Estate Agents before moving to work for the Church of England with the Diocese of Norwich. In January 2017, Nigel took over management of the Growth Hub and is responsible for the delivery of the programme of business support and associated grants.
After completing a BEd degree, Mick joined the Army (The Green Howards) and served in…More
After completing a BEd degree, Mick joined the Army (The Green Howards) and served in a range of operational and staff appointments worldwide.
Since then, he has completed HR and training appointments in both the public and private sectors, as well as serving concurrently in the, then, TA and as Commandant of Essex Army Cadet Force.
His most significant achievement to date was to be awarded the OBE on behalf of the Team he was proud to lead at the MCTC, in Colchester.
This is Mick’s second spell based at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, having managed the highly productive and successful Employer Training Incentive Pilot (ETIP) 2015 – 2017.
Richard spent 12 years with Northgate Plc, establishing the East Anglian Business as its Managing…More
Richard spent 12 years with Northgate Plc, establishing the East Anglian Business as its Managing Director. Within this time, he opened multiple depots, directed the company through the Investors in People programme and received a special award from Suffolk Constabulary for exceptional support.
In 2001, he moved to take up the position of Marketing & Membership Manager & Director of Foundation East Ltd, a finance company based in and working throughout the East of England. The company has funds available for business start-ups and existing companies.
Richard had a short period working back in the motor industry before joining the New Anglia Growth Hub in 2014. He is now our Senior Business Growth Adviser, which is not in reference to his age but that he supervises the team and provides support and guidance where required.