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At Transmit Startups we understand the challenges of starting and growing a business because we’ve done it ourselves.

Our three directors and many others in our team have run their own companies – some successes and some failures – so know what it’s like to start up.

We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, efficient, customer-focussed service. The type of service we would like to receive for our own businesses.

Every year we work with hundreds of fantastic entrepreneurs and receive up to 2000 applications every month for this popular start-up programme.

We provide finance, support and mentoring to new and existing entrepreneurs aged 18 and over and are one of only a few national delivery partners covering England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Our head office is based in Gateshead in the North East of England and we have a satellite office in Glasgow.

Transmit Startups is part of the Transmit Group of companies which provides a comprehensive range of other services helping businesses to scale-up.

Meet The Team


We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, efficient, customer-focused service.


Damian Baetens Business Support Director
Ian Straker Operations Director
Richard Myers Commercial Director

Client Delivery Team

Adam Clements Senior Business Advisor
Alan Tweddell Business Advisor
Andrea Kosyl Product Manager
Anssaf Cook Business Advisor
Chloe Turnbull Loan Assessor
Chris McNicholas Associate Business Advisor
Colin Lynch Business Enterprise Tutor
Courtney Rice Client Advisor
David Brewis Business Advisor
Emma Holmes Loans Assessor
Gillian Khachikian Loan Assessor
Isaac Onyekwere Business Advisor
James Cowan Senior Client Advisor
Jill Stewart-Nicholson Business Support Manager
Julie Colling Associate Business Advisor
Kayleigh Bowerbank Business Advisor
Michelle Doherty Loan Assessor
Morag Kelly Senior Business Advisor
Paige Vose Business Enterprise Assistant
Peter Corr Customer Engagement Advisor
Roberta Glover Client Advisor
Rosa Mason Business Advisor
Shirley Wilson Associate Business Advisor
Stephen Golding Business Advisor
Talya Kurt Client Assistant
Tracey Edmonston Training Manager
Victoria Milne Associate Business Advisor

Commercial Team

Laura White Communications Manager
Mandy Corr Partnerships Co-ordinator
Peff Soulsby Content Manager
Sarah Rogerson Product Co-ordinator
Suzy Jackson Senior Commercial Manager

Operations Team

Chelsey Etherington People & Culture Manager
Enzo Mbu Letang Operations Assisstant
Joy Stafford Contracts Manager
Sid Kochar Business Operations Co-ordinator

"Transmit Startups helped me realise my dream of becoming my own boss"


Money Lent

£ 138,078,053

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