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Meet the Team

Northamptonshire Growth Hub's team of specialist business advisers and coaches have a vast array of experience to draw on to help your business to grow. Find out more about our team using their profiles below.

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Andrew Cook

Remote Enterprise/Business Adviser Email Andrew
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An experienced Business Adviser who started and ran his own successful Management and Executive recruitment consultancy business for over 23 years and has worked in a consultancy capacity for 35 years.

Currently providing a predominantly remote business advisory and support service via email, telephone and Skype by coaching and mentoring Social Enterprises and SMEs that are starting up, established or looking to diversify with a view to sustainability, growth and social impact.

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Hiten Vyas

Business Adviser Email Hiten
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Dr Hiten Vyas is a Northamptonshire Growth Hub business advisor and his role involves providing advice and mentoring to pre-start-up, start-up and established businesses.

Prior to his current role, he worked for 7 years as a business support professional and has extensive experience in providing advisory and consulting services to both commercial and social businesses, ranging from start-up companies to established SMEs to large organisations. His particular strengths lie in assistingRead More

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Julie Tebbutt

Operations Manager Email Julie
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Malcolm Johnston

Head of Enterprise Email Malcolm
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Malcolm Johnston lives in Northampton and runs a Community Interest Company which is wholly owned by the University of Northampton. In 2013 Malcolm was involved in designing and launching the Northamptonshire Growth Hub. A support service for individuals and businesses seeking help to start, build and run their businesses. The Growth Hub now receives government funding and typically handles around 120 enquiries a month.

Malcolm has over 18 years’ experience in industry includingRead More

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Nina Castravet

Events Co-Ordinator Email Nina
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Paul Smith

Business Adviser & Coach Email Paul
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Paul has an extensive background in business development and business management, having started his career in high tech engineering and telecommunications before moving on to a series of senior sales, marketing and business management roles in the electronics manufacturing industry, including a 4-year appointment in California as an international product manager with import/export responsibility. 

On returning to the UK, Paul was appointed as UK Sales Manager responsible for theRead More

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