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Debbie Chin Boost Business Relationship manager

Debbie Chinn

Business Relationship Manager

Debbie has spent over 20 years assisting hundreds of businesses across all sectors. She has managed her own company so understands the challenges faced by small business owners. As a former director in food manufacturing and with a background in hospitality, she is one of our go to food and drink specialists. Her hands-on experience of running a business means she understands the importance of financial management, results driven sales and marketing, the value of people, customer intelligence, staying relevant and sustainability.
Gill Millington

Gill Millington

Business Relationship Manager

Gill is an experienced marketer and digital geek, having spent the last twelve years growing and learning as the digital industry has grown. Gill started out working for multinationals and then started up her own business involved in commercial finance, before changing to digital, where she deals with SEO, social media and reputation management. Gill has also worked as a business advisor for the last 5 years, specialising in digital and has helped clients get products with the major supermarkets and even help to get a client exclusivity in Harrods.

Louise Owen

Business Relationship Manager

For over 30 years Louise has been helping businesses develop and grow. As a 'go to' person for food, drink and hospitality, it helps that she’s a self-confessed foodie. Her specialist sector expertise and years of experience have benefited hundreds of businesses. As a qualified business coach and mentor, Louise is happiest when making a difference. Her natural curiosity and know-how is what business owners say benefits them the most. She helps businesses achieve their goals, find strategic direction, and create meaningful plans while keeping them focussed and on track. She is an advocate for mental health in business, and provides calm in an often 'noisy' business environment. She is a passionate gardener and grows her own tasty vegetables.

Purves Ali

Business Relationship Manager

Purves is an experienced and accredited business advisor with over 20 years’ experience delivering enterprise projects across the North West. An excellent communicator, he can offer advice and support to both start-ups and existing businesses as well as advising on available funding and grants. Purves has extensive experience as a business development consultant helping businesses at all stages of growth with planning, project management, marketing and team development.

Alan Reid MBE

Business Relationship Manager

A dynamic business leader and engineering professional, Alan has extensive experience across local, national and international business primarily in manufacturing. Alan has worked with a diverse range of companies and industries. This has influenced his development into a highly flexible and skilled professional with first class people-to-people and mentoring skills. Alan is trained in leadership development of business owners and has nurtured and developed professional relationships from initial contact to multiple repeat clients throughout his career.

Chris Rose

Business Relationship Manager

Chris has specialist experience in the food and drinks industry across a broad spectrum of project, franchise and operational management at unit, area and regional level. Chris has provided consultancy in nutritional labelling for food manufacturing businesses, and supporting companies looking to franchise products and services. He has a MSc in Value Chain Management in addition to food and drink industry qualifications.

David Baker

Business Relationship Manager

Starting his career in a lab, David rapidly progressed through management to Divisional CEO of a multi-national plc in the chemical sector. Following the sale of the division he acquired two companies in the polymer sector before exiting his business in 2001. Since then, David has worked as a Business Advisor/Mentor/Coach working with new and existing businesses. David provides advice to ambitious businesses on achieving rapid and sustainable growth drawing on over four decades’ experience up to director level in a manufacturing business.

Matt Sheppard

Business Relationship Manager

Matt has worked with a wide range of Lancashire businesses to identify and develop growth strategies. He started his career managing websites and data systems before moving toward working with businesses directly through a range of support programmes. He specialises in providing growth support, planning and access to funding and has experience working with entrepreneurs through to large manufacturers supporting the implementation of major expansion projects

Karen Lambert

Business Relationship Manager

Karen Lambert is the owner and founder of Happy Creative, a marketing and creative agency based in Lancashire. She has helped hundreds of businesses raise their visibility, build their brands, generate leads and attract customers. She is a career-long marketer with 30+ years’ experience with global, national and regional brands. She is happiest when helping others, sharing her marketing expertise, and seeing her team and clients succeed. Karen is a keen supporter of mental health, does her best thinking in the garden, and claims chocolate makes her even happier.

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