The Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre team welcome enquiries from knowledge based businesses within sectors that support health and wellbeing and are wishing to accelerate the growth of their enterprise, discuss the opportunity to tenant, or engage with the Centre's meeting and conference facilities.
Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre
Business Development Manager
Born and bred in Tamworth, Staffs., Keiley moved to Cornwall in September 2013 to enjoy pasties & coastal walks. She joined the Cornwall Innovation team in July 2017 in the role of Centre Events Assistant for the Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Keiley has had a complete change in career. Originally an Activity Instructor/Group Leader for PGL - after moving down to Cornwall, Keiley gained experience in the catering sector as a Barista and Baker.
After these roles, Keiley took the time to think about her next career move and found herself with a real enthusiasm for the events sector. This lead her to this position which she is enjoying immensely.
Keiley keeps herself busy in her spare time. She enjoys seeing friends to drink tea (not alcohol!) and long walks on the beach (with her boyfriend and Nelson the dog). Keiley also loves shopping for bargains in charity shops, car boots and vintage fairs, renovating old furniture and sewing (anything from upholstery to clothes).Back to the team
Originally from SW London, Sarah’s love of Cornwall began when she attended Falmouth University to study Broadcasting.
After her degree, Sarah worked in the event and property industries in London followed by a period travelling around Asia.
Being a true country girl at heart and the call of the ocean, combined with the expense of London living, proved strong and she moved back to Cornwall in December 2016
Since moving down, Sarah has become a keen paddle boarder along with her other interests of coastal walking, cliff jumping, festivals, local gigs and travelling.
Sarah appreciates the efforts that Cornwall is going to to support start-ups/small businesses and drive business. She joined HWIC as she wanted to be a part of these businesses journeys and witness their growth first hand.
Sarah is a clean freak and, if it’s in the office and not tied/stapled down, she will bin it.Back to the team
Mark joined the Cornwall Innovation Centres as Business Development Manager in the spring of 2017. Originally from North London, Mark moved to Cornwall with his family in 2012 following stints in Eastern Europe and Guildford.
With a background in the travel industry, he brings extensive National and Multi-National Sales and Account Management experience having worked on the sales teams of major international airlines – Mark’s former customers include American Express, McDonald’s, Ernst and Young and Johnson and Johnson.
Mark is responsible for bringing new clients into the centres, maintaining a strong product offering to ensure we remain focussed on business incubation and overseeing the meetings/events part of the business.
A plane fanatic who is ‘at his happiest with a Jack Daniel’s at 38,000 feet’, Mark loves the various excellent real ales that Cornwall produces, is partial to wine (primarily New World), other whiskies and can usually be found at the side of a rugby pitch with his sons at weekends. He realises he needs to make better use of his Golf Club membership.Back to the team
Matt has maintained strong links with Cornwall for the past 20 years before moving here permanently in 2015 to take up a commercialisation role with Cornwall Council prior to being appointed by University of Plymouth to manage their three Innovation Centres in Cornwall.
Matt qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1991 and has over 25 years’ experience in the Commercial property industry working in senior sales and management board roles primarily in the managed office space and Innovation Centre arena.
Matt has extensive experience in managing both the financial and contract performance of numerous private and public sector owned Innovation Centres up and down the country. This combination of property and business expertise has provided a valuable insight into how collaborative and supportive environments can accelerate the growth of SMEs and start up enterprises. Matt is passionate about creating commercially sustainable Innovation Centres that provide consistent quality business support and contribute to the long term economic value of a region.
Matt was appointed to his current role as Cornwall Innovation Centres Manager in May 2017 and is primarily responsible for ensuring that each of the Innovation Centres achieve both their financial and contract outputs whilst managing and developing the Centre teams.
Matt enjoys travelling as well as exploring the nooks and crannies of the wonderful Cornwall coastline by walking sections of the South West Coast path in his spare time.Back to the team
Elaine joined the Cornwall Innovation team in February 2014 in the role of Events Administrator for the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre. Elaine was born and grew up in Cornwall, enjoying the beautiful beaches and country life.
Passionate about marketing and events, Elaine has experience working in the education and charity sector. Starting her career as a Marketing Apprentice for Truro and Penwith College Business Centre, she gained knowledge and skills in marketing and events management. Following the completion of her apprenticeship, Elaine undertook a six month internship with the British Red Cross, giving her the opportunity to put her event skills into action and fundraise for local and international appeals.
Elaine continued her career at Falmouth University, taking on the exciting and challenging role of Alumni Coordinator. In this role Elaine managed a variety of events involving graduates - from careers talks to an Open Day Alumni Lounge. She also developed her social media skills, copy writing skills and managed the launch of a new alumni website.
Elaine is currently studying for her Chartered Institute of Marketing Level 4 Certificate. In her spare time she enjoys pilates, reading and baking. You will often find her in the kitchen whipping up a batch of her famous chocolate chip cookies.Back to the team
Bernard was born and educated in Plymouth with strong family ties to Cornwall. He has started and successfully developed two businesses in Cornwall and Devon, exiting the last in 2001. He then engaged in Business consultancy and support as a mechanism of assisting others through the difficult journey of starting and running their own businesses.
Bernard has worked with the Business Link organisation in Devon and Cornwall developing programmes aimed at increasing business start-up success rates and minimising the impact of large employer closures with the community and supply chain. In particular he was engaged in supporting the staff of Compair Holman during the Camborne factories closure, developing four new business ventures and assisting over 46 supply chain enterprises to minimise the impact of the closure.
Bernard has most recently worked within the University of Plymouth looking at areas where the commercial experience he has gained can add value. These areas include the licensing of 'new knowledge' from research to business, engaging business in the exploitation of University research outcomes, identifying and managing intellectual property, engaging the academic community in commercial problem solving and enhancing the 'knowledge economy' by creating opportunities for true knowledge transfer. Most recently developing the business plans to deliver, on behalf of Cornwall Council, the Innovation Centres in Cornwall.
Bernard has a Masters level 7 certificate in Business Strategy achieved in 2007 and regularly delivers enterprise learning modules to graduate and postgraduate level students.
Bernard competes in motor sport, at a high level, achieving significant success in a variety of self-built and developed vehicles. Bernard enjoys golf despite not being very good and enjoys relaxing with friends and family.Back to the team