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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.

Business Directors & Managers

Damian Baetens Business Support Director
Ian Straker Operations Director
Richard Myers Commercial Director
Chelsey Etherington People & Culture Manager
Chloe Ellis-Dale Business Operations Manager
Jill Stewart-Nicholson Business Support Manager
Joy Stafford Contracts Manager
Laura White Communications Manager
Suzy Jackson Senior Commercial Manager
Tracey Edmonston Training Manager

Client Delivery Team

Adam Clements Senior Business Advisor
Alan Tweddell Business Advisor
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
Enzo Mbu Letang Operations Assisstant
Gillian Khachikian Loan Assessor
James Cowan Senior Client Advisor
Julie Colling Associate Business Advisor
Kayleigh Bowerbank Business Advisor
Michelle Doherty Loan Assessor
Morag Kelly Senior Business Advisor
Peter Corr Business Advisor
Roberta Glover Client Advisor
Rosa Mason Business Advisor
Sarah Rogerson Client Advisor
Shirley Wilson Associate Business Advisor
Sid Kochar Business Advisor
Stephen Golding Business Advisor
Talya Kurt Client Assistant
Victoria Milne Associate Business Advisor

Commercial Team

Lucy Young Marketing and Content Coordinator
Mandy Corr Partnerships Coordinator
Rebecca Baty Marketing and Content Coordinator

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


Money Lent

£ 138,078,053

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