Meet the trainers

All of our workshops, talks and 1:1 advisory sessions will be delivered by Cosmic and BIP and their team of business and digital experts.

Petra Davies – Contracts manager

Petra works with the Directors to support the practical delivery of contracts. She is an experienced Business Advisor, having supported BIP clients under various business support schemes.

Petra studied Hotel Management at College and went on to manage Pubs and Restaurants for Chef and Brewer before joining Trust House Forte and moving into Hotel Management. Working in such a people intensive environment provides her with the skills and experience she needs to really work with teams within businesses to achieve goals through communication and motivation.

David Hinshelwood – Contracts Delivery Director

David is responsible for the day-to-day activity of the business advisors and trainers in their work with local businesses.

David is a qualified business manager with extensive experience which encompasses business management, consultancy, advisory and training roles. He is a Professional Member of the Institute of Agricultural Management and with specialisms in business and financial planning together with project management.

Jane Tope – Business Advisor

Jane is a qualified business advisor and trainer. She has worked on a variety of business programmes including New Entrepreneur Scholarship; New Deal for Communities; New Enterprise Allowance; Regional Growth Network and the Superfast Business programme. She has the CIM Advanced Certificate in Marketing and Post 16 Cert Ed, qualifying as an experienced marketing trainer. She has started business development groups and worked with community and corporate businesses. Working from pre-start to second generation businesses she is able to focus on people’s specific needs using an analytical and friendly approach.

Chris Langan – Business Advisor

Chris has over 30 years’ experience of running his own businesses – retail, wholesale and a chain of shops. He has a wide range of expertise around retail, wholesale, family businesses, start-ups, engineering and B2B.

Chris is a good listener and quickly understands what his clients are trying to achieve, helping them to identify a practical plan on how to get to their goal.