Developing Support Organisations
I have been
instrumental in establishing and developing business support centres in
Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Lebanon, Macedonia, Turkmenistan and the United Kingdom.
I am a qualified
trainer of business advisers and I have developed whole programmes for the support
and development of SMEs. I have practical experience of successfully advising hundreds of
I have particular
expertise in the establishment and running of business incubators. I have established and run my own business incubator of some 6000 square metres where
I incubated 150 businesses in 5 years. I also worked with the UK Government
on incubator matters. I have implemented business incubators in 5 countries.
My work in
marketing with a major multi-national, together with the experience of running
my own business support agency and my extensive media career have helped me to develop cost-effective, practical skills in PR and visibility. I use these
skills to develop visibility plans for SMEs and SME support organisations.