Executive team

Tim Jones

Chief Executive and Secretary

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Chief Executive of the Allia and Chairman of Treatt Plc (LSE:TET), one of the world’s longest established ingredient solutions providers to the flavour, fragrance and personal care industries, Tim also serves on the boards of Retail Charity Bonds Plc and the Business School at Anglia Ruskin University.

His career has spanned financial services, SME start-up and social entrepreneurship from North America to the Gulf and Europe including posts as Head of Marketing at a FTSE Top 30 financial services business, and Managing Director, Europe at Direct Marketing Corporation of America. Prior to joining Allia in 2002 Tim had spent the years from 1990 setting up, building, and successfully exiting, two start-ups – Fraser-Milne in the UK and Strategic Trade & Distribution in Central Europe.

Tim is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts Manufactures and Commerce, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School.

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Martin Clark

Deputy CEO and Director of Impact Innovation

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Martin joined the Relationships Foundation in 1996 and, as project manager oversaw the development and launch of the first charitable Bond in Sheffield in 1999. He has been closely involved in Allia’s diversification into social enterprise property and business support services, culminating in the £8M Future Business Centre development, and is developing an initiative on affordable housing.

He is a Fellow of the Centre for Social Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks on social enterprise there and at Anglia Ruskin University, and has been a judge for the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) business plan competitions since 2011. He has represented social enterprise on a variety of bodies including the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service, as well as the advisory boards of Cambridge Cleantech, e-Luminate CIC and the Cambridge Hub.

Martin is passionate about using social enterprise to tackle social problems, and is the author of The Social Entrepreneur Revolution (Marshall Cavendish 2009) which aims to popularise social entrepreneurship.
He has a PhD in social geography from the University of Sheffield and worked in regeneration consultancy at a university spin-out centre.

Phil Caroe

Director of Impact Finance

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Phil leads Allia’s impact finance programme, creating retail products to raise finance for social ventures. Since joining in 2009 he has managed the issue of over £20 million of bonds by Allia to individual, corporate and public sector investors. Between 2011 and 2014, Phil led the development of Retail Charity Bonds, a ground-breaking new platform established in association with Canaccord Genuity to raise unsecured loan finance for charities through bonds listed on London Stock Exchange.

Prior to joining Allia Phil supported the delivery of economic participation programmes at the East of England Development Agency, and before that worked in policy and communications for a Cambridge-based think tank. He has a First in Social Psychology from Cambridge University and an MPhil in Psychology and Theology.

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Caroline Hyde

Managing Director Business Viability

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Caroline Hyde joined Allia in 2013 to manage the launch and operation of the new Future Business Centre Cambridge. Her experience in cluster and community development and start-up incubation and support gained from working as Business Development Manager with Anglia Ruskin University and in defining and establishing Creative Front – a membership network for the Creative Industries in Cambridgeshire. Prior to this she worked for a number of publishing groups including Archant as Head of Special Projects. A trained fundraising professional, she has also written and managed a number of large European funding projects. Caroline donates time outside of work to working with a number of local charities and community groups to deliver capital infrastructure projects for young people.

As Managing Director of Business Viability Caroline now leads on the strategy for developing more Future Business Centres as well as creating an effective  and innovative enterprise support offering to enable social ventures to flourish.

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Paul Beeson

Director of Finance

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Paul spent over 20 years with the accountants KPMG, including seven years as a partner. From there he moved to the charity Young Enterprise East of England, where he was Chief Executive for seven years. Paul acted as head of finance of Isabel Hospice for three years as part of a portfolio of finance roles in the charity sector and, as well as working for Allia, he is still involved in various projects for charities in the UK.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting. Paul is a member of the ICAEW Regional Strategy Board and has been since 2004.

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Paul Hughes

Director of Enterprise Support

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Paul leads Allia’s “Serious Impact” enterprise support activity, including its accelerators, incubators and Innovation Lab at all Allia locations. Paul joined Allia in 2013 as a Business Advisor for the Cleantech and Environmental sector.

Prior to Joining Allia, Paul worked with range of technology businesses (including Agritech, Biopharma, ICT, Cleantech) around the world, primarily in the areas of strategy, fundraising and corporate development. Paul has co-founded a significant biofuels business in the UK and worked in international investment banking in the USA.

Paul is on the Advisory Board for a number of exciting ventures and is a Global Judge for the MassChallenge accelerator programme.