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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

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

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


Julie Tebbutt

Operations Manager Email Julie

Malcolm Johnston

Head of Enterprise Email Malcolm

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


Nina Castravet

Events Co-Ordinator Email Nina

Paul Smith

Business Adviser & Coach Email Paul

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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