Meet the trainersAll 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.
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.
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.