Experts in Residence

Local experts helping provide businesses advice and support

The Business and IP Centre’s Experts in Residence offer businesses the opportunity for one to one appointments to discuss a wide range of business topics, ranging from finance and funding, marketing and communication, intellectual property and law and many more. Please click any of our experts below for more information and to book an appointment. You are able to have one meeting with each of our experts.

Those businesses operating within the Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland areas can also access additional support from our Experts as part of the Citylife Business Support Scheme.

For additional COVID-19 related business support, please see the COVID-19 Updates page for details.

Our Experts

Some of our experts will be able to advise on the North of the Tyne project.


Business Support

Melissa Middleton, Business Adviser

Tracey Edmondston, Business Adviser

Kirsty McDine-Daniels, Business Adviser

Wayne Bryant, Business Innovation Consultant

Kevin Marquis, Social Enterprise Adviser


Innovation & Growth

Roger Tipple, Innovator in Residence

Sara Andrews or Mario Minchella, Innovation Tax Relief Experts

Wayne Bryant, Business Innovation Consultant


Intellectual Property & Law

David Corbyn, Patent Attorney in Residence

Lucy Johnson, IP Protection & Strategy Expert

Matt Cormack, IP and Corporate Solicitors

Aude Charillon or Matt Ginnelly, Intellectual Property Advice


Marketing, Digital & Communication

Andy Ditchburn, Marketing & Branding Adviser

Chloe Hall, Marketing Agency

Ann English, Visual Marketing & Business Coach

Jodie Balmer, PR and Social Media

Gavin Knights, Digital Video, Animation & Successful Digital Marketing

 

Peter Martin, Software & Website Expert in Residence

Sally Ann Norman, Photography

Cameron Bruce and Ellen Rea, Content Creation & Building An Online Presence


Finance & Funding

Julie Skevington, Business Finance Expert

Thomas Duffy, Chartered Accountant in Residence


New Opportunities & Business Resilience

Garry Stone, Winning Contracts and Tenders

Scott Rowland, Performance & Turnaround Adviser

Lyndsey Potts, Business Resilence & Continuity Planning

Joanna Tabaku, Productivity Expert

 

Tracy Clarkson, Survive and Thrive Expert


Business Expertise

Deb Tweedy, HR Expert

Richard Talbot-Jones, Insurance for Business

Laura Bowler, Workplace Pensions in Residence

Bruce Patterson or Paula Brooks, Fire Safety Expert in Residence

Jon Hudson, Cyber Security


Start up

If you are looking to start a business, our specialist advisers can help you develop your business idea, and take the next steps on your business start up journey.

Melissa Middleton, Start Up Adviser

Tracey Edmondston, Start Up Adviser

Kirsty McDine-Daniels, Start Up Adviser

Kevin Marquis, Start-Up Social Enterprise Expert

Get in touch with BIPC Newcastle

Contact us today if you’re interested in receiving business support. We'll help give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to grow and protect your business.

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