Background

The Sustainable Scale Up Cluster Team

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Regional Cluster Manager

Wyn works with food and drink businesses to review, question and revise their business strategies, better understand business finance and appreciate the different types of finance available for differing circumstances as well as exploring how to successfully apply for finance.

Kevin Young

Kevin Young

Regional Cluster Manager

Kevin is a qualified ACMA accountant who is keen to help businesses define a clear strategic plan for the future by improving their financial awareness and use of timely management information.

John Taylerson

John Taylerson

Programme Manager

As a former managing director of food businesses, and starting several of his own, John has first-hand experience of running and scaling food businesses. John also works on the Investor Ready Programme, helping businesses turn around their finances.

Jake Tregoning

Jake Tregoning

Marketing & Events Assistant

As the Marketing Communications & Events Assistant, Jake supports with all aspects of communication and is the creative of the team. From social media and website creation through to graphic design and events, Jake is never far from his MacBook!

Henna Amir

Henna Amir

Business Analyst

Mel Flanagan

Mel Flanagan

Finance Assistant

As the SSU Cluster’s Finance Assistant, Mel ensures the financial aspects of the project are carefully monitored and controlled and is responsible for preparing and submitting the Cluster’s financial claims.

Joan Edwards

Joan Edwards

Regional Cluster Manager

Joan is a qualified accountant who helps business owners understand their financial systems and the important information that they contain. Joan also helps companies find investment through grants, financial institutions, or private equity. Joan leads the Cluster’s Non-Executive Director Programme.

Jeremy Stoker

Jeremy Stoker

Regional Cluster Manager

Linda Grant

Linda Grant

Project Director

Linda works with the SSU Cluster team to help Welsh food and drink businesses achieve their scale up ambitions. Linda also leads several European funded food projects, and works closely with Welsh Government on the food export programmes.

Anja Evans

Anja Evans

Project Administrator

Anja is a qualified internal auditor who ensures that the SSU Cluster’s work follows BIC Innovation’s QMS procedures. Anja also provides administrative support for the Cluster’s delivery team.

Alun Lewis

Alun Lewis

Finance Director

Alun is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years’ experience from operation of financial systems to financial directorship. Alun leads the Investor Ready Programme advising SMEs on business planning, introduction of financial systems, financial monitoring and finance raising.

Andrew Macpherson

Andrew Macpherson

Regional Cluster Manager

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant who is keen to help businesses improve their financial awareness and use management information for better decision making. Andrew is leading the Student Placement Programme in partnership with Cardiff Business School.

Richard Elmitt

Richard Elmitt

Regional Cluster Manager

Angharad Evans

Angharad Evans

Marketing, Communications & Events Manager

As the Marketing Communications and Events Manager for the Sustainable Scale Up Cluster, Angharad works closely with the Programme Manager and Regional Cluster Managers to ensure that the aims and achievements of the Cluster are clearly communicated to all members and stakeholders.

Samantha Hixson

Samantha Hixson

Project Administrator

Samantha works closely with the SSU Cluster’s delivery team to offer comprehensive administration support. Samantha is a member of BIC’s QMS team and is a qualified internal auditor.

Tom Lomax

Tom Lomax

Accountant

As BIC’s internal Accountant and Company Secretary, Tom is involved within many areas of the business. Not only responsible for internal finance, Tom is also involved with client delivery and financial administration services across several projects.