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Be the Business team

The Be the Business team all have one thing in common – they want to help you unleash the true potential of small and medium-sized companies and make Britain the economic powerhouse we all know it can be. However, with many strings to the Be the Business bow, they’ve each shared the key parts of their roles so you can see how our productivity mission comes together.
Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper

Strategic operations lead

Emma likes to make stuff happen. She works across teams in the organisation to find solutions to shared problems, bring new ideas to life and to connect the dots between activities. .
Fiona Krasniqi

Fiona Krasniqi

Policy and public affairs manager

Fiona leads on our public affairs and policy efforts. From ensuring we engage with MPs to planning events that put SMEs front and centre, she gives businesses a voice. .
Annie Olivier

Annie Olivier

Programme manager

Annie supports the design and delivery of programmes that get business leaders working together and sharing expertise. She also leads on our diversity and inclusion work. .
Anna Drummond

Anna Drummond

Partnerships manager

Anna’s job is all about finding the sweet spot where a partnership with Be the Business helps unlock a corporate’s strategic goals and benefits SMEs across the UK. .
James Gribben

James Gribben

Head of communications

James works to get the message out about Be the Business. That could be devising agenda-setting thought leadership or running campaigns that get people talking. .
Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven

Senior content manager

With the real-life experiences of UK businesses one of the key ways leaders can learn from each other, Hunter spends most of his time bringing together inspiring stories. .
Denica Lundberg.

Denica Lundberg

Partnerships manager

Denica views the world in Venn diagrams and is always looking for the perfect win-win collaboration. Her work with partners is focused on driving economic recovery. .
Matt Bright

Matt Bright

Communications and marketing director

Matt works to make sure we are communicating with the outside world as effectively as possible, be that through campaigns, media mentions, social media or talking to government. .
Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson

Talent manager

Helen’s role is to support the team to be the best it can be – a busy role that encompasses staff wellbeing, recruitment, identifying training needs and honing internal processes. .
Mark O_Mahoney

Mark O'Mahoney

Senior communications manager

Mark is part of our communications team and loves working with businesses involved in our mission to help them tell productivity stories through a variety of channels. .
Julie Andrew

Julie Andrew

Assistant accountant

Julie's role is to support the smooth and efficient running of the day-to-day Be the Business finance systems, as well as making sure everyone gets paid! .
Lilli McGeehan

Lilli McGeehan

Partnerships manager

Lilli works with our corporate partners to shape their contributions, build new programmes and guide innovative approaches to solving our big challenges. .
Helen Puddefoot

Helen Puddefoot

Director of strategic partnerships

Helen leads our strategic partnership team with the mission of bringing the resources of the private sector to support businesses improve productivity. .
Sheena McDermott

Sheena McDermott

Interim head of leadership and management programmes

Sheena is responsible for finding ways to get businesses sharing insight, running programmes such as Advisory Boards and Mentoring for Growth. .
Helen Wright

Helen Wright

CFO

Helen keeps the boat afloat and focuses on building good processes and problem solving with the team to make things happen, all to ensure we put our funding to best use. .
Tom Gibson

Tom Gibson

Head of digital and tech adoption programmes

Tom oversees our efforts to help leaders use technology to improve performance. This means spending time listening to challenges and then designing the right interventions. .
Paloma Sackman

Paloma Sackman

Head of leadership and management programmes

Paloma supports these passionate business leaders and their organisations to thrive through a diverse set of leadership and management programmes. .
Josh Sheppard

Josh Sheppard

Evaluation and insights manager

Josh has conducted several pieces of important research, in particular on the impact of coronavirus on businesses. He also works closely with corporate partners on a number of projects. .
Hannah Beasant

Hannah Beasant

Delivery manager

Hannah manages the performance and delivery of mentoring programme. No day is the same and Hannah balances contract, relationship and operational matters with energy and a smile. .
Eleanor Roots

Eleanor Roots

Communications and marketing executive

When she’s not composing highly clickable emails, Eleanor is exercising her editing skills across reports, surveys and landing pages, and promoting the Oxford comma. .
Anthony Impey

Anthony Impey

CEO

Anthony is always looking to apply his skills as an entrepreneur to find opportunities for us to innovate and grow so that we can help even more businesses transform their productivity. .
Adam Hardy

Adam Hardy

Head of evaluation and insights

Adam’s focus lies in understanding what works, why and how. That could be running surveys of SMEs or managing trials of our programmes to evaluate their success. .
Rebecca Clifton

Rebecca Clifton

Mentoring lead

Rebecca leads our mentoring programme, which connects SME leaders with mentors from corporate firms to help deal with uncertainty, crisis or taking a business to the next level. .
Carla King-Molina

Carla King-Molina

Communications and marketing executive

Carla is a key part of the campaign creation and delivery. She’s also a bit of a numbers nerd, with endless appetite for using big data to bring small business stories to life. .