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Meet the Team

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Philip Stott

Project Director

Philip is an accredited Project Manager who over the past 5 years has delivered £4m of public sector programmes to support small businesses in the construction and sustainability sectors.

Working across national and international remits, Philip has led projects to engage with over 140,000 SMEs, helping them develop the skills and market awareness to deliver the UK’s green agenda. He understands the needs of small businesses better than most and in 2013 delivered a series of 150 breakfast and after-work presentations so that the working day remained interrupted.

Along the way Philip has gained recognition as a leading spokesperson on the sustainability marketplace and has acted as a Government advisor on environmental policy development. As a result he maintains seats on the Green Construction Board, Supply Chain Insight Group and Household Energy 2020 Strategy group.

Bristol born and raised, Philip maintains a keen interest in the area and has even held a season ticket at Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City Football Club.

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Toby Howkins

Project Manager

Toby manages our programmes in the West of England. Having worked with a wide range of start-up and SME businesses through our support, he has great experience in supporting all kinds of businesses. Toby really enjoys working closely with both potential entrepreneurs to help them shape their ideas, and with business owners to make a real difference to their sustainability and growth. His particular expertise lies in digital marketing and social media, a key component in helping new ventures get their brand out into the marketplace.

Outside of work, Toby is a volunteer Trustee for a Bristol based charity, The Harbour, and is a keen fan of Liverpool Football Club.

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Sally Marks

Senior Marketing Advisor

As Senior Marketing Advisor, Sally supports businesses with brand development, marketing strategy and social media.

Having spent 16 years teaching Design and Marketing in Higher Education, alongside commercial consultancy work, Sally has considerable expertise of working with and advising start-ups and established SMEs.

More recently, Sally launched her own business, creating a children’s educational product which she brought to market through a successful crowdfunding campaign. This has given her immense insight and first-hand experience of running and growing a start-up – and the associated challenges.

Outside of work, Sally enjoys yoga, continues her own design work and is kept busy by her two young sons!

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Andy Weeks

Enterprise Advisor

Andy has considerable experience in the wider SME sector having spent 23 years in business banking with a major UK lender where he was responsible for a varied portfolio with aggregate debit balances of approaching £20 million. He has also worked in the charity sector for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, (where he remains a Trustee), as well as running his own business advice consultancy and working for Business West’s ‘Access to Finance’ initiative, an independent national business support organisation.

In his spare time Andy is a keen amateur runner and runs locally with Nailsea Running Club, where he also serves on the committee.