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

meet our team

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

Business Support Team

Damian Baetens
Damian BaetensBusiness Support Director
Colin Lynch
Colin LynchBusiness Enterprise Tutor
Tracey Edmonston
Tracey EdmonstonBusiness Enterprise Tutor
Adam Clements
Adam ClementsBusiness Support Manager
Jill Stewart-Nicholson
Jill Stewart-NicholsonBusiness Support Manager
David Brewis
David BrewisBusiness Advisor
Michelle Doherty
Michelle DohertyBusiness Advisor (Glasgow)
Morag Kelly
Morag KellyBusiness Advisor (Glasgow)
Sid Kochar
Sid KocharBusiness Advisor
Peter Corr
Peter CorrBusiness Advisor
Stephen Golding
Stephen GoldingBusiness Advisor
Thomas Donaldson
Thomas DonaldsonBusiness Advisor
Anssaf Cook
Anssaf CookBusiness Advisor
Rosa Mason
Rosa MasonCustomer Engagement Manager
Chris McNicholas
Chris McNicholasAssociate Business Advisor
Julie Colling
Julie CollingAssociate Business Advisor
Shirley Wilson
Shirley WilsonAssociate Business Advisor
Victoria Milne
Victoria MilneAssociate Business Advisor
Craig Reid
Craig ReidAssociate Business Advisor

Operations Team

Ian Straker
Ian StrakerOperations Director
Joy Stafford
Joy StaffordContracts Manager
Chloe Turnbull
Chloe TurnbullLoan Assessor
Mark Dunn
Mark DunnLoan Assessor
Gillian Khachikian
Gillian KhachikianLoan Assessor
James Cowan
James CowanOperations Team Leader
Chloe Dale
Chloe DaleSenior Business Operations Co-ordinator
Chelsey Etherington
Chelsey EtheringtonSenior People & Operations Co-ordinator
Courtney Rice
Courtney RiceOperations Advisor
Kayleigh Bowerbank
Kayleigh BowerbankOperations Advisor
Mandy Corr
Mandy CorrOperations Advisor
Sarah Rogerson
Sarah RogersonOperations Advisor
Roberta Glover
Roberta GloverOperations Advisor
Enzo Mbu Letang
Enzo Mbu LetangOperations Assistant
Talya Kurt
Talya KurtOperations Assistant

Commercial Team

Richard Myers
Richard MyersCommercial Director
Suzy Jackson
Suzy JacksonCommercial Manager
Laura White
Laura WhiteCommunications Manager
Daniel Stephenson
Daniel StephensonProduct Manager
Lucy Young
Lucy YoungMarketing and Content Co-ordinator
Rebecca Baty
Rebecca BatyMarketing and Content Co-ordinator