Source funding, enter new markets and
exploit innovation to grow and scale quicker.


A dedicated Innovation & Growth Specialist

Working with your leadership team to understand your needs

Make step changes towards growth


Identify the most effective strategy to accelerate your business growth and maximise its potential.

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Source Funding and finance

We help to develop a strategic approach to funding and finance. Whether identifying common funding and finance options including grant funding or non-equity sources of finance to developing an approach along with an action plan, our innovation and growth specialist can help you identify regional and national connections and how to navigate them.

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Identify new market opportunities

Break into new international business markets and adjacent sectors with help from our connections, expertise and targeted global programmes.

Our specialists can help you do the groundwork to identify new market opportunities, the best geographic markets for your innovative products or services and consider important factors such as your competitive advantage.

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Exploit innovation to grow & scale

Grow your business by exploiting IP, enhancing innovation management and connecting to the innovation ecosystem globally. Your business could benefit from the facilities and expertise provided by Catapults and Research & Technology Organisations.

Despite 30 years writing bids, this has been a long hard journey - as my Innovate UK EDGE adviser will testify! So hard reflecting on yourself...EDGE has been a fantastic help, indispensable sounding board in the move from service to product.

Prof. Karen Cham, RhizoMetric Design Ltd

We needed to figure out what marketing strategy to use, as well as what platforms and channels. What we offer are large, complex research projects, and a highly innovative platform for carrying them out. But how do you package that up, how do you advertise it? It was a huge mountain to climb, but with support from Innovate UK EDGE we were able to climb it.

Tom Fleming, Arctoris

I would highly recommend Innovate UK to others especially female founders. Being a solo female founder can be a lonely and daunting place- and I so can definitely say I am grateful for the support I receive from Innovate UK EDGE.

Sarah Denness, Pursue Boundaries Ltd

What businesses say about Innovate UK Business Growth targeted support

Learn about our clients success stories and their first-hand experience with Innovate UK Business Growth support.

Augmented Solutions

Sharing experience on the targeted and tailored support the business has received from Innovate UK Business Growth specialist’s. Specifically, the company has been advised on commercialising its products and services.


How funded innovation and growth support has helped the business to develop and expand internationally.

Anakata Wind Power Resources

Among the results of the programme, Anakata was able to form a joint venture in China with suitable partners to develop their technology and produce a lot more power from existing wind turbines in the UK and EU.

If you are an innovative business with great potential, take the next step on your growth journey with targeted help.

Innovation & growth specialists

Our specialists have successfully delivered support to help hundreds of businesses to grow. We understand what it means to be a business owner and can present a fresh perspective with a wealth of practical experience.

Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver

Linda is an experienced business advisor, executive coach and board member, who helps innovative scaleup businesses achieve change and growth with lean startup methodologies.

Linda Cheung

Linda Cheung

Linda is an experienced business advisor, executive coach and board member, who helps innovative scaleup businesses achieve change and growth with lean startup methodologies.


Ross Clark

Ross supports selected High Growth and Growth companies across multiple sectors, mainly involving manufacturing and technology, assisting them in their business modelling and planning, funding, innovation management and removing barriers to growth.

Nicola Wiley

Nicola has over 20 years’ experience in business support, having managed a number of UK Government contracts for Biotechnology, Creative & Digital, Food & Drink Industry as well as helping companies access finance.

Ryan Davies

Ryan is a highly committed, enthusiastic and results driven SME Professional with over 10 years’ experience supporting SMEs in developing their growth strategies and accessing specialist support opportunities.

Richard Butcher

Richard has been a professional Business Adviser for 20 years and an entrepreneur for over 40. Having established several successful businesses he intimately understand entrepreneurs and their issues enabling him to develop effective growth plans.

Graeme Beever

Graeme held previous senior leadership, sales and project roles with established brands such as Apple and Tesla. Ran his own business as company director so aware of the challenges that SMEs face.

Caroline Collings-Wood

Caroline is an experienced Non-Executive Director, business coach and mentor. She started her corporate life as a CIMA qualified accountant working with Sea Containers and went on to hold a number of Interim FD and MD positions. She worked on complex projects defending OFT and MMC enquiries, worked on

Angela Spenley

Angela is an established and successful Business Growth Advisor, with twelve years’ experience of delivering business growth support to a broad range of early, growth, and scale up SMEs. Delivery is undertaken using a structured approach, utilising a wide range of proven tools and techniques to develop and implement

Oxford Innovation Advice-Rocky Moore

Rocky Moore

Rocky has a strong background in supporting Micro and SMEs through government funded initiatives as well as being a founder/owner of an award-winning company. He has worked on programmes addressing priorities within the Every Child Matters Agenda and designing strategies for implementation across the London Local Authorities.

Lou Williams

Lou also ran several of her own businesses so understands the real-life journey of an entrepreneur. Having worked with over 1000 SME’s during this time has an excellent understanding of the SME landscape and the support required. Her particular expertise is in Marketing and Branding and working with Food

Roope Aaltonen

Roope draws on his three decades of international marketing and business development experience to help innovative, ambitious companies grow and succeed.

Richard Holmes

Richard is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, helping businesses with access to finance, investment readiness and commercial lending.

Martin Hall

Martin is passionate about supporting innovative SMEs to achieve their growth goals with specialisms around developing skills and access to finance.

Marta Rybarczyk

Marta has a proven track record of successful delivery in supporting innovative companies in expanding their business and finding strategic partnerships overseas.

Jakub Rakoczy

Jakub is the regional lead for IP Audits and Pitchfest. He helps companies become investment ready, provides guidance on accessing grants and protecting intellectual property rights. Jakub has also an extensive network of contacts across the EU.

Irving Levy

Irving has a background in commercial banking and enterprise support. He specialises in strategic planning, marketing, sales and finance.

Drew Abraham

With over 18 years as a Managing Director, Drew is passionate about helping businesses tackle head on the core challenges founders and senior management face in scaling and commercialisation.

Craig Gordon. Innovation and Growth Specialist with Innovate UK

Craig Gordon

Craig is an environmental scientist with seven years’ experience assisting innovate technologies break into new markets.

Christopher Buckland

Working within innovation for over 10 years having founded and sold his own business, Christopher is an experienced business coach in the fields of finance, strategy and IP.

Global Business Innovation Programme

Explore and exploit the collaboration, growth and innovation
opportunities that exist in a specific business market.

Innovate UK Business Growth

Innovate UK Business Growth is a publicly funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-driven companies.