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.
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.
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.
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.