The Enterprise Answers team have a wealth of experience in the financial industry and possess the necessary expertise to help you grow your business.
Chief Executive & Vice Chair
Grahame is a former Branch and Business Manager having served his experience with Midland and HSBC Bank in Liverpool, London and Cumbria. Grahame has headed up the organisation since it was formed in December 2004.
Business Lending Manager
Tony is a former Senior Commercial Business Banking Manager having served his experience with Midland and HSBC Bank in both Cumbria and Lancashire. Tony has been with the organisation since April 2012 bringing a wealth of valuable experience.
Chairman - Andy Scott
Andy is a former accountant previously with Scott Wilkinson Accountants in Lancaster
Owner, W Robinson Business Services
Val is an experienced business adviser and mentor having spent 17 years with Furness Enterprise Agency as the Funding & New Start Manager. Having previously worked with other companies in the South Lakes, Val has a good grasp of the issues and challenges facing SME's.
Retired, previously of Cumbria County Council
David is an experienced former public sector accountant with vast experience in Economic Development, Regeneration Projects and Partnership Initiatives
Alan Mitchell Leadership Coaching
Alan has had a 40 year career in the pharmaceutical industry having graduated as a biological chemist, has a master’s degree in food science and qualified as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. He currently specialises in leadership coaching. Prior experience with Furness Enterprise in delivering the Glaxo Smithkline fund means Alan brings some valuable knowledge and experience in addressing the challenges businesses in the county face.
Retired, previously of Scott Wilkinson Accountants
Richard last year retired from his role as a chartered accountant with Scott Wilkinson Accountants based in Lancaster and has previous banking experience with Yorkshire Bank
Founder & owner of the Family Business Network
Sue Howorth is seen as a gamechanger and visionary for both global business and family business support in Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond. Sue is owner director of The Family Business Network Ltd and a Trustee of the Cumbria Community Foundation. She has a wealth of experience supporting a variety of businesses across a range of sectors, from manufacturing to media and is recognised for her business acumen and insight.
- Do you have a business plan?
- Are you looking for finance up to £100,000?
- Is your business based in Cumbria, Northumbria, Country Durham or North Lancashire?
- Please complete our enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you.