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Alice Reeve

Alice Reeve

General Manager

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With experience in developing and managing EU funded programmes, Alice has recently been appointed as HIL’s Head of Innovation. Alice oversees internal innovation and the launch of new offerings whilst developing external partnerships and opportunities.

At Hethel, Alice has led the development of new training programmes, funding bids and commercial contracts. A large part of her role is focused on implementing agile working to improve HIL’s offering both for customers and staff to ensure we can continue to grow sustainably.

Having a background in environmental science, Alice is passionate about making sustainability mainstream for the region’s businesses and finding innovative ways to make this transition easier.

Andy Narayn-Barrow

Andy Narayn-Barrow

Deputy Innovation Manager

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With a varied background including running his own business, working as a camera assistant in television, teaching English, and working as a project manager Andy is deeply interested in productivity and methodologies that hack the way things are usually done.

Andy’s focus is finding innovative new ways in which business can approach the way they run. With teaching experience Andy runs many of the training courses, Lean, Agile and Design Thinking are all under his umbrella. Andy is also part of the intervention team, going into businesses directly to help them become more productive and more sustainable.

Graduating with a MRes in Climate and Atmospheric Science from University of Leeds Andy also has an interest in sustainability and the development of clean technology.

Christos Arapis

Christos Arapis

Innovation Advisor

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Having recently graduated from the Enterprise and Business Creation MSc at Norwich Business School, Christos coordinates the Liquid Enterprise Network. Having experienced entrepreneurship from various perspectives he is very interested by its impact on the local communities.

Farrel O'Keefe

Farrel O'Keefe

Innovation Advisor

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Farrel used to work at a small precision engineering company assisting in the development of unique prototypes and has seen first-hand how hard it can be for a small business to find work and grow. As lead on Biotech, he now works to help bio-focused businesses in the East of England develop.

Farrel co-ordinates the GoBio network with the aim of contributing to the growth of the regional bio-economy by supporting businesses to innovate and collaborate. Planning events, reporting the latest bio-news, mapping, research, facilitating connections and thinking up new strategies are some of the ways in which he tries to achieve this goal. He also works closely with the Norwich Reseach park to help connect businesses and researchers in the hopes of encouraging the development of new disruptive technology.

Biotechnology is one of the great frontiers of modern biology and Farrel enjoys using the knowledge he picked up in his Biotech degree to engage with businesses and researchers who are leading the development of hi-tech and potentially game-changing technologies.

Imogen Shipperlee

Imogen Shipperlee

Innovation Manager

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With experience in both the clean technology and aviation sector in business development and research roles, Imogen has developed an interest in supporting business to grow sustainably and innovatively.

 Imogen has recently been appointed Innovation Manager at HIL, with a particular focus on Sustainability. A large part of this role is running the Cleantech East network – a network designed to support the acceleration of new innovative clean technologies, as well as identifying internal opportunities to innovate.

 Graduating with a Geography BA from King’s College London, Imogen is passionate about Sustainability and Development and is interested in finding new and innovative ways to support the growth of clean technology.

James Williamson

James Williamson

Innovation Advisor

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Recently graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BSc Honours in Business Management, James coordinates the NAAME Network and the role sees him become the Network Coordinator, a position which will see him provide support to manufacturing and engineering businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Jordan Sharman

Jordan Sharman

Innovation Advisor

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Jordan has previously worked in quality control and planning in a manufacturing environment, ensuring that lead times are met whilst monitoring waste and rejects. Jordan’s current role sees him support SMEs and sole traders to develop their value proposition and make their business idea a reality.

Within Hethel Innovation, Jordan previously developed the NAAME network, creating the Lean training course, coordinating annual manufacturing conferences, Ingenuity and Evolution, and writing successful funding bids. Jordan plays an active role in monitoring engagement with businesses and identifying collaborative opportunities between industries.

With a degree in business and marketing, focussing upon innovation and sustainability, Jordan is passionate about supporting aspiring entrepreneurs to further their business idea and create innovative and socially responsible businesses.

Sam Currall

Sam Currall

Innovation Advisor

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Sam graduated with a BSc Psychology degree from the University of Derby in 2016. He is currently leading in marketing within Hethel Innovation, identifying new programs and growth opportuinities for the business.

Phone

01953 859100

Office

Hethel Engineering Centre

NR14 8FB

Email

info@hethelinnovation.com