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.
Tremough Innovation Centre
Estates and Facilities
Manager (Interim) Pool Innovation Centre & Tremough Innovation Centre
John started his career as an apprentice in the construction industry in Cornwall before spending 2 years overseas in Hanover, Germany. On his return to the UK, he moved to the leisure industry working with Deborah Meaden’s family business located on the Lizard Peninsula.
Since joining Cornwall Innovation, John has undertaken his IOSH and NEBOSH International General Certification to enhance his knowledge of Health and Safety. In his spare time he’s a keen rugby supporter, spends time with his family and enjoys sampling some of the fine Cornish goods produced by local food and beverage artisans.Back to the team
Chloe joined the Cornwall Innovation team as Clerical Assistant for Tremough Innovation Centre in April 2015. She grew up in Staffordshire and went on to study Politics and International Relations at the University of Exeter and gained a real passion for international development.
Chloe has solid customer service experience working in a range of customer facing roles. Before attending university, Chloe was the Head Waitress and managed a team at a popular local pub in Staffordshire. After graduating Chloe secured a position working in recruitment at Penryn Job Centre assisting people in find suitable employment and working with local businesses. She thoroughly enjoyed her time working here even setting up her own CV clinic for customers.
Chloe also completed Unlocking Potential’s Stand out from the Crowd course; this allowed her to further develop her existing transferable skills from both her degree and customer service experience. She secured a placement at The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society,a charity that promotes innovation in the arts and sciences, with a particular focus on the county of Cornwall. Whilst working here Chloe gained valuable experience coordinating events, marketing, social media and daily administration tasks.
Chloe’s parents live in France and this inspires herlove of cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. You will often find Chloe with her head in a book, exploring Cornwall and meeting up with friends.Back to the team
After graduating from university in Cornwall, Tim secured the role of Welfare President at his students’ union. This gave Tim valuable experience in customer service, project management and event planning. From this experience, Tim moved on to work for an events company, specialising in corporate events and exhibitions, further growing his skills.
Having worked in this environment for a few years, Tim saw the opportunity to move back to Cornwall and work in a more diverse role at Tremough Innovation Centre as our Clerical Assistant, delivering exemplary customer service. Tim has since moved into the role of Project Administrator and continues to enjoy supporting our clients.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
Having joined the Pool Innovation Centre the week after the building was handed over by the contractors, Leisha has been involved in the growth and development of Cornwall Innovation from the start.
Five years as owner/manager of a privately owned dental practice operating within the NHS and considerable experience providing support at board level to major blue chip companies gives Leisha a sound basis to provide support to clients of the Innovation Centre.
Through her work at PIC and as a consequence of running her own businesses she has a good understanding of the services and support available to growing SMEs and works closely with the individuals and organisations involved in providing this support locally.
Leisha is passionate about assisting the SME business community to develop and grow through offering support both to clients and new enquiries to the centres and through the conferencing facilities. She has been responsible for supporting businesses and entrepreneurs from initial enquiry thorough to tenancy and growth.
In her current role Leisha works closely with the management teams of each centre to facilitate uniformity of the administration function and ensure that all stakeholder audit and compliance requirements are met.
Leisha has two teenage sons who keep her on her toes and is a keen tennis player; she has been known to continue playing even after it has started to snow!