The Tremough Innovation Centre team welcome enquiries from local businesses within the creative, media, eco and environmental sectors wishing to accelerate the growth of their enterprise, discuss the opportunity to tenant, or engage with the Centre's meeting and conference facilities.
Business Development Manager
Originally from the Midlands, Sam came to Cornwall just over 3 years ago. Initially for a Summer job, Sam fell in love with the life style and the sea and transferred to Falmouth University from Coventry Uni. Sam is now currently in my final year studying Creative Events Management and has enjoyed her course as it has opened many doors – including some back stage ones whilst working as an artist liaison.
She can usually be found in one of the local ale pubs or in a crusty vintage shop in town, has a fascination for granny chic and far too many vintage handbags!
Sam loves a challenge and enjoys pushing her body to the extreme whether it’s running a marathon or being thrown around in the sea but also likes to unwind with a cheeky bottle of Malbec or two either with friends or alone dancing around her kitchen! She’s a creative soul who enjoys chucking some paint around on a canvas or getting her hands dirty with a chunk of charcoal.Back to the team
A highly motivated and driven Business Studies Graduate from University of Plymouth. Mainly focused on Marketing Management and Client satisfaction.
An excellent communicator with an emphasis on creating an environment of positive and forward thinking ideas driven by business needs, sales targets and innovative marketing solutionsBack 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
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