Innovation Consultancy

Hethel Innovation offers a wide range of packages through our Innovation Team. Whatever stage your business is in, we can offer our support and guidance. Get in touch for a free consultation call!

What We Offer

Our Innovation Team offer a wide range of areas of expertise and knowledge, including project management, business planning, strategy development and more.

If there’s something you need any help with within your business or organisation, don’t hesitate to reach out for a no-obligation chat with one of the team!

Business Mentoring

Develop your skills and take your business to the next level with mentoring support along every step of your business development

Our Business Development team are available for mentoring, advice and support to help you run and improve your business.

We can arrange regular weekly, monthly, or quarterly catch-ups with your business mentor – whatever works best for you!

We have a flexible approach to the support we offer, so our mentoring can involve face-to-face meetings or online discussions – or a combination of both.

Agile Interventions

Change the way your team delivers projects; ensuring budgets and timeframes are met

If you’re looking to revamp your team’s approach to managing and delivering projects, or work practices in general, our Innovation Team includes fully certified Scrum Masters who can guide you in implementing new working methods in your business or organisation.

Bespoke Advice & Workshops

Overcome any challenge and explore any opportunity through bespoke and responsive business and branding support

No two pieces of work we do with a business are the same. We value ourselves in delivering tailored packages of support to a business, built around what challenges they are facing at any given time.

Our Business Development team at Hethel have an extensive variety of areas of expertise, meaning we’re able to support your organisation with all sorts of challenges.

Design Sprints

Extend your product and service range through a fast-paced development process used by Google Ventures

Design Sprints are our answer to tackling one of the biggest issues busy, modern businesses face – having projects, ideas, products and services you would love to improve but not enough time to focus on them.

The purpose of a Design Sprint is to develop ideas in a short amount of time to solve a challenge. This challenge may be a barrier that is preventing your organisation achieve its goals (e.g. improve growth, profits, efficiency, teamwork).

Marketing & Branding

Redefine the identity and branding of your business and get it in front of the right customer with our startup and business support

We work with businesses to figure out who their ideal customers are, and the best way to get their products and services in front of them!

We can work with you to develop a new or existing brand, support you with website design, give your social media a boost, or even develop a full marketing strategy for your business. Find out more on how we can support you with marketing here. 

Research Services

Identify opportunities within your industry and the steps you must take to get there

Our Business Development team are on hand to conduct research for your business – whether it’s for current funding opportunities that will unlock your potential, or perhaps an analysis of existing and future markets you are operating in.

The Hethel Innovation team were invaluable in guiding PCT through our Core Values workshop. Sam and Rikke helped create a collaborative, engaging setting, where we as a team felt supported, yet still very much in the driving seat of defining what we as a company are all about. We’d thoroughly recommend Hethel Innovation’s services to all, whether you’re a new company just starting out, or an established SME looking to identify what you and your customers value most.

Premier Control Technologies

The Hethel Innovation team (Sam & Rikke) provided us with valuable support. As a relatively new business, we wanted Sam & Rikke’s strategic support to help define our brand values, value proposition, and elevator pitch that we could use in our business going forward. As a new business with active clients, it’s sometimes difficult to get the balance right in terms of client delivery and strategic thinking about business growth. The session with the Hethel team enabled us to commit the time and obtain useful external insights and activities that we can take forward to grow the business.


Rikke has been amazing. We feel incredibly fortunate that she’s part of our target audience and was able to provide so much feedback on the app, website, and our business. One of our mantras is “football for everyone” so she’s given us a female perspective. Then on the business front, she helped us with strategy, pricing, business model, payment platforms, customer profiles, strap-line, marketing plan. We covered an awful lot in a short space of time.

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How We Work

Every piece of work we do with an organisation is unique, and structured around whatever challenge or opportunity it is that they come to us with.

Outlined below is the typical journey we take with a potential client!

Innovation Team

Imogen Shipperlee

Head of Innovation

Imogen is Head of Innovation at Hethel Innovation and is responsible for the strategic direction and commercial operation of business support at the company. Imogen oversees the development of Hethel’s innovation support offer, marketing and branding, and the delivery of funded projects. She has experience creating new revenue streams for businesses, establishing strategies for growth and sales, developing new product and services, and managing changes in resource needs. At Hethel Innovation she set up the company’s consultancy service, offering bespoke support to organisations looking to innovate and grow.

Nick Smith

Food Business Consultant

Nick is a Food Business Consultant at Hethel Innovation. Nick delivers business support under the ERDF funded Broadland Food Innovation Centre Project. With a vast background in food and drink, Nick’s support has helped many food and drink SMEs in Nofolk overcome their challenges at all stages, through finding  bespoke sollutions, advice and guidance.

Alice Ball - Hethel Innovation

Alice Ball

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Alice is the Events & Marketing Coordinator at Hethel Innovation and keeps tabs on all of our social media channels as well as coordinating all events we hold for our members and wider public. Building a connected community is a big focus for us in order to bring together the skills, resources and ideas of our communities to work towards common goals.