People

Tim Jones

Deputy Chairman, Chief Executive and Secretary

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Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the Allia Group since 2002, Tim has overseen a range of new thinking and new solutions seeking to address global and local challenges including Future Business Centres for impact entrepreneurs, Serious Impact programmes to help impact entrepreneurs innovate, start up, grow and scale and Social Finance initiatives for Impact Investment through Employment Bonds in England and Wales, Housing Bonds for Scotland and Retail Charity Bonds quoted on London Stock Exchange.

As an FCA ‘Authorised Person’ Tim is a director of Allia Impact Finance Ltd and a NED at Retail Charity Bonds plc through which Allia issues its quoted Bonds. He has been recognised for these Social Enterprise and Impact Investment activities through appointment as a Fellow of the RSA, an Associate Fellow, 2010-2014, at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and as a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

His financial services career began in the 70’s as a trainee with Royal Insurance where he qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Posts with Transamerica-Beneficial Standard, Aitken Hume and Sentinel followed, before returning to a Head of Marketing role at Royal Life. In 1990, in a 12-year career shift, he established the Fraser-Milne water bottling start-up and, after its sale to a US buyer, co-founded a Belgrade-based water and beverage business where he was Managing Director for a further 6 years before taking on Allia in 2002.

Tim is a Liveryman and Court Assistant at the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and holds a number of other directorships including Treatt plc (LSE:TET) which he has chaired since 2012 and seen grow from the Fledgling to the All-Share Index. He was a trustee of SkillsBridge for 10 years prior to its April 17 merger with Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service. He currently supports Peterborough Heritage Arts Culture and Enterprise (a CIC for young people) and serves on a number of advisory boards for the LEP and for Anglia Ruskin University.

E: tim.jones@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781301

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.

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. 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.

Her experience in cluster and community development and start-up incubation and support was 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.

 

E: caroline.hyde@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781201 LinkedIn profile

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.

E: phil.caroe@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781303 LinkedIn profile

Rachel Coquard

Head of Human Resources

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As the Head of Human Resources, Rachel is responsible for all the HR functionality and management across the business.

Prior to joining Allia in July 2015, Rachel worked in HR across the manufacturing, automotive, construction & integrated services industries. Rachel was previously self-employed as a Human Resources Consultant providing HR services to an extensive list of organisations based on client’s needs.

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources, and has a degree in HR Management. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, member of the British Psychological Society and is a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

E: rachel.coquard@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781 315 LinkedIn profile

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.

E: paul.beeson@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781306 LinkedIn profile

 

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.

Lucy Amos

Marketing and Communications Officer

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Lucy joined Allia as Marketing and Communications Officer in December 2017. Lucy’s role consists of working alongside the marketing managers to support the application of the Allia marketing strategy. Her main area of focus is on The Allia Serious Impact programme which runs across centres in Cambridge, Peterborough and East London. She has previously worked for a national charity and is passionate about working within the not-for-profit sector. Lucy has a degree in English Literature and is currently an ambassador for Relate Cambridge.

E: lucy.amos@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 318

 

 

Sally Bain

Brand, Marketing and Communications Manager

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Sally is Marketing and Communications Manager at Allia and uses her expertise specifically within income generation at the Future Business Centre. She is a marketing graduate with extensive marketing experience across varying industries over the last 17 years, more recently focusing on marketing in the not for profit sector. Prior to joining Allia she ran her own business within the retail security industry importing security products for UK retailers; Walt Disney, Homebase, Dunelm Mill and M & S.

Within this role at Allia, Sally is responsible for raising the profile of the Future Business Centre brand through its event and meeting rooms, co-working, and virtual office services at our Cambridge, Peterborough and East London sites.

E: sally.bain@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781 304 LinkedIn Profile

David Broach

Project Compliance and Performance Manager

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David’s role at Allia is Project Performance and Compliance Manager. He oversees all compliance issues with regards to Allia’s externally funded contracts. He also reports on financial and contractual performance of individual projects to funders, as well as internally within Allia.

David has a project management background and worked in a wide range of sectors including central government, fashion and textile, and agriculture. His previous work involved managing a wide range of enterprise, skills and operations projects and embedding systems and processes to support these sectors.   

E: david.broach@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 320 

Daniel Carrico

Head of Origination, Allia Impact Finance

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Daniel has worked in financial services for over a decade covering both the SME and charity sectors, providing clients with solutions to meet their development needs. He has sourced over £100m of capital throughout his career, mainly for charitable organisations. His main interest lies with assisting organisations create a positive social impact within society whilst providing investors with ethical investment opportunities.

Outside of Allia Impact Finance, he’s a trustee and a member of the Finance and Audit committee for a charity that supports the carers of people with dementia with information, training and financial support.

E: daniel.carrico@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781 312 LinkedIn Profile 

 

Michael Duggan

Innovation Laboratory Technician

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Michael is based in the Innovation Lab at the Future Business Centre in Peterborough, and is an expert at making and testing gadgets and technologies. As the Innovation Lab Technician, Michael helps entrepreneurs and startups access the tech or equipment they might need to develop their venture.

Michael helps entrepreneurs get to grips with the state-of-the-art equipment in the Lab. He also maintains all of the equipment, gives advice on projects, and assesses what kind of technologies might be needed in order to achieve certain impact goals.

Michael has been part of the setup of the Innovation Lab since it was in its early stages, and has used his expertise to scope out the various technologies and equipment that fill the lab today. His background is in 3D printing; He is one of the longest running 3D print engineers in the UK, and worked on the very first 3D print machine in 1991 in March, Cambridgeshire.

E: michael.duggan@allia.org.uk  T: 01733 666607 Linkedin Profile 

 

 

Louise Hands

Finance Assistant

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Louise works in the accounts team as finance assistant, and keeps track of tenant accounts for each of the Allia Future Business Centres in Cambridge, Peterborough and London. She also works on sales ledger and credit control. Louise previously volunteered at the Future Business Centre before officially joining the Allia team in November 2014. Louise’s background is in performing arts and she has previously worked as a volunteer coordinator at a local radio station as well as co-producing and co-presenting a food and drink show.

E: louise.hands@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781 311

 

Georgina Hewitt

Finance Team Leader

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Georgina’s role is finance team leader. She is currently studying towards being a chartered accountant with the ICAEW.

Georgina previously graduated with a Masters in Forensic and analytical science in 2014, and before joining Allia in May 2016, Georgina worked for the Royal Society of Chemistry as a publishing editor.

E: georgina.hewitt@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 314 

 

 

Bethany Hutson

Marketing and Communications Officer

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Bethany joined Allia as a Marketing and Communications Officer in May 2018. She works alongside the marketing team to support the implementation of the Allia marketing strategy across the organisation, with a focus on raising the profile of Allia. She has a background in journalism, having graduated with a first in Multimedia Journalism before deciding to pursue a career in marketing and communications within the not-for-profit sector.

E: bethany.hutson@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781305 LinkedIn profile

Hazel Izzett

Brand, Marketing and Communications Manager

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Hazel is the Brand, Marketing & Communications Manager for Impact Finance, joining the Allia team in July 2018. She is responsible for raising the profile of the work that Allia Impact Finance does to provide flexible loan finance to charities.

Hazel has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked at both a building society and an insurance company.   Her skills run across direct marketing, brand, copywriting, regulatory requirements, marketing planning, campaign delivery, events, internal communications and strategic projects.  With the ability to manage multiple campaigns, whilst championing both the customer and the brand, Hazel brings her wealth of marketing expertise to the Impact Finance arena.

E: hazel.izzett@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781 202

Angela Kanwar

Programme Support Lead, East London

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Through research and working on her own business idea, Angela developed an interest in the start-up scene and eventually joined Allia in June 2017.  Angela’s role as Programme Support Lead is to support the Incubator and ‘Grow Your Business’ programmes at The Future Business Centre in East London as part of Serious Impact.
Being a serial connector, networker and outreach are important areas of her role. Angela has previously worked in marketing roles in a range of sectors from education, banking and technology.

E: angela.kanwar@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 Linkedin Profile 

 

 

Emma Mee

Accelerator Programme Manager, Cambridge

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E: emma.mee@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 

 

 

Laura Nicholls

Brand, Marketing and Communications Manager

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Laura is Brand, Marketing and Communications manager for corporate comms at Allia, and joined the team in 2016. She is responsible for raising the profile of Allia, creating a cohesive marketing strategy and activity plan to help communicate the organisation’s aims and objectives to its target audiences.

Laura has worked in marketing in Cambridge in both public and private sectors for over 17 years. In this time she has led on the creation of marketing strategies and plans that help meet business objectives, and is experienced in managing all aspects of the marketing toolkit, such as corporate rebrands, content creation, PR, digital strategies and web development.

E: laura.nicholls@allia.org.uk T: 01223 781 322 LinkedIn Profile

Jake O’Brien

Trainee Accountant

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Jake works within the financial department at Allia. He deals with the daily financial administration and supports the rest of the team with any financial queries with regards to the accounts.

Jake completed one year of A levels before starting an apprenticeship in Finance which he is undertaking through the finance team at Allia. He has a Foundation Certificate in Accounting (AAT Level 2).

Ejake.obrien@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 307

Neil Prem

Head of Enterprise Engagement

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Neil provides specialist advice to new and existing social entrepreneurs. He specialises in showing entrepreneurs how to define and communicate their mission in order to achieve their goals and facilitate business appeal.

Neil qualified as a coach in 2001 with the Coaching Academy before being appointed to the National Executive of the UK College of Life Coaching overseeing the training and development of new coaches. He has developed several models of coaching and has assisted with the training of over 600 coaches in 4 nations.

Neil has worked with hundreds of business leaders looking to enhance their performance and grow their enterprises. He has extensive experience working with business leaders in enhancing their performance and growing their enterprises through his expertise in business development.

E: neil@futurebusiness.co.uk T: 01223 781 208 LinkedIn Profile

Kristina Urbanaite

Trainee Accountant

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Kristina joined Allia in September 2016 as a Receptionist Apprentice. After completing her business administration level 3 apprenticeship, Kristina was offered a role in the finance department as a route she had relevant qualifications and interest in. Kristina is a trainee accountant for Allia and is currently studying an AAT professional diploma in Accounting (Level 4). As part of her role, Kristina deals with the accounts of Retail Charity Bonds and Allia Impact Finance Limited.

E: kristina.urbanaite@allia.org.uk  T: 01223 781 316