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 Directors & Managers

Damian Baetens
Damian BaetensBusiness Support Director
Ian Straker
Ian StrakerOperations Director
Richard Myers
Richard MyersCommercial Director
Chelsey Etherington
Chelsey EtheringtonPeople & Culture Manager
Chloe Ellis-Dale
Chloe Ellis-DaleBusiness Operations Manager
Jill Stewart-Nicholson
Jill Stewart-NicholsonBusiness Support Manager
Joy Stafford
Joy StaffordContracts Manager
Laura White
Laura WhiteCommunications Manager
Suzy Jackson
Suzy JacksonSenior Commercial Manager
Tracey Edmonston
Tracey EdmonstonTraining Manager

Client Delivery Team

Adam Clements
Adam ClementsSenior Business Advisor
Alan Tweddell
Alan TweddellBusiness Advisor
Anssaf Cook
Anssaf CookBusiness Advisor
Chloe Turnbull
Chloe TurnbullLoan Assessor
Chris McNicholas
Chris McNicholasAssociate Business Advisor
Colin Lynch
Colin LynchBusiness Enterprise Tutor
Courtney Rice
Courtney RiceClient Advisor
David Brewis
David BrewisBusiness Advisor
Emma Holmes
Emma HolmesLoan Assessor
Enzo Mbu Letang
Enzo Mbu LetangOperations Assistant
Gillian Khachikian
Gillian KhachikianLoan Assessor
James Cowan
James CowanSenior Client Advisor
Julie Colling
Julie CollingAssociate Business Advisor
Kayleigh Bowerbank
Kayleigh BowerbankBusiness Advisor
Michelle Doherty
Michelle DohertyLoan Assessor
Morag Kelly
Morag KellySenior Business Advisor
Peter Corr
Peter CorrBusiness Advisor
Roberta Glover
Roberta GloverClient Advisor
Rosa Mason
Rosa MasonBusiness Advisor
Sarah Rogerson
Sarah RogersonClient Advisor
Shirley Wilson
Shirley WilsonAssociate Business Advisor
Sid Kochar
Sid KocharBusiness Advisor
Stephen Golding
Stephen GoldingBusiness Advisor
Talya Kurt
Talya KurtClient Assistant
Victoria Milne
Victoria MilneAssociate Business Advisor

Commercial Team

Lucy Young
Lucy YoungMarketing and Content Co-ordinator
Mandy Corr
Mandy CorrPartnerships Coordinator
Rebecca Baty
Rebecca BatyMarketing and Content Co-ordinator