Nicolina Andall is a Company Commercial Solicitor, 16yrs qualified. She spent the early years of her career practising as a Solicitor in the City and thereafter advised “In-house” at international giants “Atkins” and “KBR” on domestic and international projects. She now practices independently through her own firm, Andall Legal. Nicolina is the current Chair of the Croydon Chamber of Commerce, sits on the Advisory Board for Halsbury’s Laws and is a Board Trustee for Start Up Croydon.
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Peter Burke is a people friendly accountant with extensive experience of national and local businesses and the issues that their managements face in running their businesses and resolving their taxation problems. He joined the practice in 1988 and became the Principal in 1998. His business objectives are to help his clients succeed with their business aspirations and to have enough time and money to enjoy their lives.
As Chairman of the Company, Fintan O’Toole has owned and managed The HR Dept in South London for 10 years. He advises small businesses on all HR issues having over thirty years’ experience in organisations across a range of industries and markets. Fintan is legally qualified and specialises in dispute resolution and complex HR matters such as TUPE. Fintan is also a Director of StartUp Croydon.
The HR Dept offer a range of services:
- Advice Line
- Contracts and Handbooks
- Employee Benefits
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Rajan Amin Cert CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) is an unabashed people person. Indeed, it was the appeal of being able to help people that drew Rajan into insurance in the first place. He has been in the industry for over 25 years and has been a Coversure franchise holder since 2000. Coversure Insurance Croydon help landlords and business owners with insurance needs in;
- Fleet & Business Car
Claire Scaramanga is a senior marketer, having worked in blue-chip organisations and large marketing agencies. She holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Claire formed Scaramanga in 2000, to create a business that brings together the best of strategic marketing advice with the best of what a marketing agency can offer for entrepreneurial SMEs.
Scaramanga works with business owners to plan and implement marketing strategies that grow their business and profits. Their campaigns recommend the right mix of media for the target market and the message. And they’re integrated, measurable, scalable and cost-effective.
Their services include: web marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, thought leadership, branding, graphic design, copywriting, content marketing, advertising, event marketing and sales/marketing collateral.
NatWest Bank is part of the RBS group which has a wide array of market leading customer and financial brands. NatWest provides a full portfolio of products and services that were developed with a focus on businesses, helping them achieve their ambitions and save time and money. NatWest is committed to supporting entrepreneurial communities across the UK.
Victoria has 10 years experience working for the organisation and has specialised in business banking, for the past 5 years.
As a business growth enabler, Victoria works very closely with the business community in South London, to support, develop and add value to SME businesses. A key focus of her role is providing business guidance, bringing together local businesses, supporting organisations and influencers to find ways to support and grow the local market.
In addition to this Victoria is fully accredited in business banking and is an appointed ‘Women in business’ and a dedicated point of contact for London based female entrepreneurs.
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Bryan has been involved in International Trade for over 45 years and has visited many countries around the world. He has useful contacts and using these, he is able to assist sole traders, small and large companies access many markets both for products and services
He is an active member of the Institute of Export and is very familiar with the “paperwork” required to ensure goods do NOT get held in customs For Importers he holds data on many product and service opportunities in the UK
It is his firm belief that if you have an idea, bring it along as it may be “exportable”.
Andrew is the Business Adviser for for Croydon, East Surrey and the northen half of the Gatwick Diamond. He has a multi-sectorial focus but deals with Manufacturing, Engineering and International Business enquiries as a specialism.
Andrew has been a SFEDI accredited Business Adviser for 10 years working to deliver government funded contracts in the M25 area. He has successfully delivered more than forty Business Advice programmes.
He joined Coast to Capital in January 2015 initially undertaking a contract to deliver the Business Navigator service in Gatwick and Crawley. With an in depth understanding of different funded business support initiatives he has worked with many local authority schemes, as well as Chambers of Commerce and economic departments of local councils.
Anna teaches as well as provides consultancy services to a range of organisations. Anna was the Managing Director of Eco-Actif Services CIC and has a background in training and education.
She will be using her hard won expertise in business management and fundraising to advise fledgling social enterprises. Anna continues to lobby for quality services for offenders and marginalised groups and is a Director of a Social Enterprise working with ex-offenders.
In addition, Anna uses her expertise to deliver training to StartUp Croydon’s SEEK candidates. SEEK is a project that has received funding under the Building Better Opportunities Programme which is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
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Tom is the Director of a specialist team of IT support technicians that have the expertise to quickly solve all PC and Laptops repair issues – whatever your problem:
- IT Support for Business users
- Computer crash
- Laptop Repair
- Broadband and Wireless Installation
- PC Set-up
- Software and Hardware Installation
- Data Recovery
- Virus Removal and Protection
Technicians can usually be onsite within 2 hours of your initial call, to fix your computer problems, and deliver full IT support. With no call-out charge and all work guaranteed. The IT support team are trained to fix most computer problems.
They can also assist with MP3 and MP4 players, PDA’s, Digital Cameras and many more computer peripherals.
In his own words, SME Needs owner Nigel Davey talks about his business. Assisted by his “right-hand-woman” Jane, the two person team are passionate about making a difference to those in business:
Two things make me tingle:
- Seeing the change in our clients as they go from “what do we do?” to “Look what we’ve achieved!”. Helping them along that journey is a real thrill.
- Watching the numbers. A bit geeky I know, but seeing real growth in a client’s business gives me goosebumps.
I’ve been working in the small business world since the turn of the century, with another 14 years’ customer-facing experience before that.
For the last few years, I’ve also been a Young Enterprise Advisor, helping teams of schoolchildren develop and run their own small businesses.
Outside of work, the tingly things are my family, golf and I’m a plastic scouser
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Beverley set up the business in 2008 with the drive and vision to build a Company that delivers inspiring and effective growth support for small business leaders by helping them get the clarity, direction and focus needed to achieve the results they want in their business and life.
Prior to that she spent 12 years in Business Development, sales, coaching and workshop delivery, working in world-class companies delivering people performance improvement solutions to business clients. Including working for the UK supplier of Brian Tracy, a top recruitment training provider & a leadership development company with clients such as Santander, Network Rail & British Waterways.
Beverley gained insight and inspiration to eventually create her own approach and now having run a business and coached many others she understands the challenges when wanting to grow and what it takes to succeed.
- “Engineering Business Growth Club”: a 12 month group coaching programme delivering strategy, education, accountability and coaching to a wide range of businesses/sectors who are consistently reporting substantial measurable results:
- ‘How to drive your business to the next level’ Business Growth Masterclass being delivered in Croydon, Wimbledon and Battersea. http://engineeringbusinessgrowth.com/business-growth-masterclass
- 121 Business Growth related coaching or training http://engineeringbusinessgrowth.com/coaching-consultancy-services
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Sue Toomey is a Reiki Master Teacher trained in the Usui style of Reiki.
Reiki is an ancient form of natural healing which is non invasive and non manipulative and is a great tool for helping your body to heal, relax, destress and restore your inner balance.
If you would like to have some ‘me time’ and completely relax, Sue can offer you a taster treatment or full treatments in the comfort of your own home, office or in her calming treatment cabin in Addiscombe.
She is a fully insured Practitioner Member of the Reiki Federation and offers treatments, for all ages and animals, both hands on and distance healing. If you are also interested in learning Reiki, she runs monthly workshops and can also teach 1 to 1
At Purley Osteopaths we typically work with women that are struggling with the challenge of long-term lower back pain.
I (Simon) typically work with health-conscious women aged 35-45 that are struggling with the challenge of lower back pain for more than 5 years. I help them get out of pain permanently and empower them to set up in their life in ways they had not thought possible!
Amy typically works with active Mums who are struggling with the challenge of long-term lower back pain. I help them to become pain-free and to empower them with the confidence to continuously achieve fitness, wellness and lifestyle goals.
I have worked as a practitioner for about a decade and has successfully treated thousands of clients from all over Europe. Together, Amy and I used our experience to develop a system using individualised manual treatment techniques and bespoke health coaching to help clients not only find permanent solutions to their long-term complaints but also feel empowered to step up in their lives so that they can be the best possible versions of themselves!
- Free 15-minute Consultation.
- Osteopathy and Health Coaching Appointments with Simon or Amy.
- Osteopathy and Sports Massage Combination Appointments with Amy.
Founded by Karen Croft, Mental Performance Coach and Master NLP Practitioner. Outward Success delivers transformational coaching to clients ready to improve their performance in sport, business, & life. Karen’s own personal transformation, her experience in building businesses, a competitive sporting career, and 20 years in the coaching & development industry has given her deep insight in what it takes to succeed.
Karen is a professional and highly-dedicated coach. She works with a range of clients who are ready to take action and unlock their full potential.
If you are ready for more and want to achieve what you once thought impossible then this coaching is for you. Improving your mental agility, resilience and emotional control. Overcoming mental blocks, negative thinking, and emotional barriers to discover what is truly possible. Together she will train and develop your inner leader for outward success.
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Leonie Wright discovered a hugely beneficial way of eating, that was established in 2002 by a Dutch nutritionist, following 20 years of research. Since then around 50,000 people have completed the healthy eating programme and continue to enjoy its benefits; eating healthily and being healthy.
To enable her to launch the programme in England, she decided to learn everything she could about diets and healthy eating. She followed a course in Nutritional Awareness, was trained in the Netherlands as a coach, attended educational workshops and seminars and read many more books on the subject of diets and healthy eating.
One of her most impactful seminars about the effects of sugar on the body is a real “eye-opener”.
Niki Kerr is absolutely passionate about helping people and businesses be the best they can. Specializing in delivering solutions to leaders’ teams and individuals, offering operational and individual support to deliver long term strategies that inspire action and competitive edge.
- Gap analysis between where you are and where you want to be
- Coaching potential to possible
- Personality insights assessment
- DiSC Advanced Communication training/tools
- Performance accountability
Great Futures specialise in delivering solutions based on a scientific understanding of personality difference, strengths, motivational drivers and subsequent behaviour. The support they offer is designed to reach beyond superficial outcomes and deliver long-term strategies that engage a workforce from the inside out.
Feyley Barnham joined StartUp Croydon as Business Development Executive in 2015. She is involved with marketing for the Company, increasing brand awareness through networking, organising hospitality and many other back office functions.
As a small team, the staff at Weatherill House work closely together to ensure the smooth running of the Enterprise Centre and Park House in the centre of Croydon.
David Robinson acts as Chairman and heads the Board of Trustees, whose role incorporates overall decision making and budget approval.
John Barrett, Operations Director, manages the team, as well as acting as the presenter for the 3-day business training course and 1-2-1 mentoring sessions, overseeing the facilities function and the delivery of services.
Julie Mason has been with the Company for over 20 years. Her role as Account Executive provides vital financial assistance, involvement with suppliers and tenant accounts, together with support for John regarding building operations and health & safety.
Ben Oram, Client Liaison Executive, manages all front of office as well as tenant engagement and delivery of the Half Day Training Course.
Geoff Ranson, acts as the Special Projects Executive & SEEK Co-ordinator, working on ways in which to further assist the business community and in particular, those who are unemployed.
Anna Burke is involved with the training element of the SEEK project. She has many years of experience within the social enterprise sector and a great deal of enthusiasm.
“Together, we are helping start-ups across the borough and beyond, to have the best possible start, and support, throughout their business journey”