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innovate now provides first class business advice, coaching and project management using proven diagnostic and development techniques. We work in partnership with you to identify barriers to growth and areas for development. Our team of business experts is always ready to collaborate with new businesses to overcome challenges and achieve your aspirations, and our comprehensive resources provide information, knowledge and skills that can be used again and again.
The innovate now team has provided business support for high growth and innovative SMEs, local authorities, universities, further education colleges, the Ministry of Defence, HM Prison Service and Yorkshire Forward. We have managed large contracts on behalf of government bodies, including the Department of Work and Pensions and the Office for Civil Society. We transform businesses by identifying opportunities, developing strategic vision, and boosting profitability.
Our team of highly experienced coaches and business specialists is passionate about new challenges and helping businesses realise their potential. Discover who can help you today.
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Jane Hurn

Finance Director

Jane has owned and worked in a wide variety of businesses, addressing strategic, operational and development requirement. Jane also has a background in financial management and tax consultancy across both the public and private sectors

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Mike Kilroy

Director

Mike has been a company director and senior manager for over twenty years. He has started, developed and transformed businesses mainly in the building material supplies industry until deciding to broaden his horizons and work in the business support arena.

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Colin Mackenzie

Associate

Colin has extensive business experience. He has a background in retail and B2B. He has interests in property, recruitment, event management and has played roles as a charitable trustee and as an advisor to a major UK children’s charity

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Stephanie Norris

Associate

As a CIMA member with an MBA from Bradford School of Management Stephanie’s academic background underpins her business experience and success in her own high growth businesses.

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Matt Holmes

Technical Associate

Whilst a “techie”, Matt has the ability to communicate with people to help them understand software and also to help developers understand what businesses need from their software.

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Gerry Hackett

Associate

Gerry has 21 years’ experience in EU and UK funded business support and skills developments in both the public and private sector, including 7 years in a senior management role in a highly innovative and successful SME.

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Chris Sykes

Associate

Chris has been a finance professional working in industry for over 35 years. He has a degree in Commerce and is a member of the Certified Institute of Management Accounts.

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Paul Beaumont

Associate

Paul has truly global experience having completed a number of UK based start-ups and turnarounds but also building a number of businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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