This is who we are
Steven Northam Mentor & Investor
Steve splits his time between his role as Senior Lecturer in Business Management at the University of Winchester and as mentor/investor with his company SN Technologies Limited, operating a wide range of business across a diverse range of sectors. Specialties include business start-up, social media and web marketing and idea development. Steve also owns IncuHive, the business incubation space where Inspiring Enterprise sessions are held.
George has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work for himself. He spent nine years in London working in the property industry with the intention of making enough money to go it alone. At 30 he left London and co-founded Kiss Gyms, a low cost award-winning gym chain. Kiss currently has three very profitable sites in Acton, Swindon and Milton Keynes and George sits on the board. With a desire to hedge all that healthiness, George bought and redeveloped a Pub, Restaurant and Hotel once famously owned by Keith Floyd in Totnes, Devon. George has been involved in several start-ups, and can currently be found at Incuhive where he is the Chief Operating Officer.
Chris Buckingham is a crowdfunding specialist and author of several books on the topic. His research interest with Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) is looking at how serious games might help crowdfunding campaign management. He is the founder of the specialist publisher, minivation, and the crowdfunding consultancy, Lean Campaign, an international speaker and guest lecturer for several universities.
Jane Buswell Mentor
Trading since 2003, Jane Buswell has brought her marketing expertise to literally hundreds of companies. Her expertise is in identifying a stand-out-from-the-crowd approach to marketing. Day to day she supports entrepreneurs who need ideas and practical help with their marketing tactics; their social media approach and the writing of materials and blog posts. She also trains individuals and groups in these and related subjects. Jane has mentored many and varied entrepreneurs including start up students funded by Winchester University and by Inspiring Enterprise.
Greg Sandford Mentor
Greg specialises in communications and campaigns and has been working on a freelance basis since 2012. He collaborates with a variety of talented designers, photographers and film-makers to help his clients get their messages out. Greg has been involved in enterprise education for more than a decade and runs regular boot camps for new freelancers as part of the Inspiring Enterprise programme, plus a workshop all about managing your money. If you’d like to attend one of his events this term, or chat with him about your business, let us know!
Emma Morrissey Mentor
Emma Morrissey works within the Arts & Enterprise Industries in Hampshire, with knowledge including curation, events planning/management, time management, publication & marketing. After Graduating with her BA Honours Degree, Emma setup her business in 2014. Offering commissions, tailored Art classes & Enterprise support, Emma is also a published Author including a business guide 'Painting the picture of business’. Now running regular classes, hosting exhibitions & an active role in projects at Winchester University, Emma’s dedication to her craft stretches far & wide.
Charlie Sapey Mentor
Charlie graduated from the University of Winchester in 2008 where she studied Choreography and Dance. Charlie founded Integr8 Dance in 2009 after seeing a lack of high quality dance in the area. She wanted to bring dance to more people and show how much it can change your life. In 2012 she was awarded Hampshire Associate Dance Artist and Winchester Entrepreneur of the year.
Tony has had a very varied career in Telecoms, Manufacturing & Services Industries and spent ten years as a Partner in a leading Consultancy. In Industry, he led a Business Unit which he repositioned & transformed into a profitable business and led many functional teams in Information Technology, Engineering and Purchasing. In Management Consulting, he has had the opportunity to work with many blue-chip companies as well as providing Board Room advice to Small/Mid-sized enterprises. As a mentor, he is looking forward to sharing his broad experience with the Programme participants.