The Team

Denise Artley
Business Enterprise AdvisorDenise worked in the Civil Service, Department for Work and Pensions, for more than 3o years as an Executive Officer, before joining Goodwin Development Trust 10 years ago. She has been involved in several successful Business support projects and acquired qualifications in Health and Safety, IOSH, and a Level 5 Diploma in Business Support.
She worked as a Growth Coach on ENRG 1 and, on ENRG 2, also advises on start-up businesses including Social Enterprises and Charity Registrations.
Nigel Dykes
Business Enterprise Advisor

Nigel moved to East Yorkshire 29 years ago from the North East of England and prior to joining Goodwin Trust ENRG team in Hull as a Business Growth Advisor, Nigel worked in the Business and Corporate Banking industry particularly in Hull. During this time he managed a portfolio of clients in a full range of business sectors assisting with finance and advice for firms and companies from start-ups  to established businesses with turnover in excess of £20M. This has given him excellent experience to be able to assist business owners not only in managing finances but also in developing all aspects of their activities. Including effective goal setting and development of strategy.
Being a keen football supporter sees regular visits back to the North East and also enjoys walking and other activities in North Yorkshire in his spare time.

Trevor Ward
Enterprise & Start Up Advisor

Almost all of my career since leaving school has been in self-employment. In 1982 I took over a driving school as a going concern. Over the years I gradually built up the business and took it in new directions through re-branding and acquisition of other Companies in both the same and related fields ending up with a portfolio of clients ranging from sole-traders to household names in all areas of the Country.

Over the years I have been a member of various groups and committees relating to the training industry. I am currently a trustee of a successful local performing arts charity; a position I have held for the last 10 years.

Building my businesses has given me a wide range of experience of the problems faced by both start-up and growing Companies and the methods needed to overcome them.

Shannon Arro
Business Support Apprentice

My current role at ENRG is a Business Support Apprentice, I have achieved a Level 2 Business Administration NVQ qualification at a Kitchen Company where I have worked for the past year and I am now progressing my qualification to a Level 3 with the ENRG team. My future goals are to go onto a management course with my training provider and I then hope to find a job in the business management industry.

Phil King

Enterprise & Start Up Advisor

Phil worked in financial services for more than two decades before joining the ENRG team.  An experienced commercial relationship manager and ACIB-qualified, he is also a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner and AAT-certified bookkeeper in addition to holding the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety with 10 years’ experience as a health & safety/union representative. He served as a member of UNITE’s National Company Committee for National Australia Group Europe and has been both a school governor and a mentor for Young Enterprise.

He worked initially as a Growth Coach on ENRG1 supporting existing SME’s before moving to his current role with ENRG2 advising start-up businesses.
Gill Hobson

Arts & Culture Creative Enterprise Coordinator

Gill brings over 20 years arts & business expertise to the ENRG team. As co-ordinator of Creative ENRG, she has a wealth of experience across creative & business development, project planning and management, bid writing and evaluation, and is a committed advocate of artistic innovation and excellence. With a first degree in Industrial Design, a Masters, and  Doctorate in Fine Art, Gill has a thorough knowledge of traditional and contemporary arts practices. Her background and professional expertise is firmly rooted in the visual and plastic arts, with particular interest in installation, experiential and performative practices. As an artist, she has exhibited and presented widely at home and abroad, and she has been involved with international trade delegations, promoting British talent overseas.

Amy Charlton
Marketing Apprentice

My role in the ENRG team is the Marketing Apprentice. I have achieved a Level 2 ITQ NVQ qualification with ENRG May 2016 – May 2017. I am now working towards my Level 3 ITQ NVQ qualification. From studying GCSE Media Studies as well as GCSE Art & Design to A Level at Wyke Sixth Form College, I am aiming towards working in the Graphic Design industry, as a Brand Identity Designer. I provide support to businesses by creating logo designs, building websites, social media and much more.

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