At Transmit Startups we understand the challenges of starting and growing a business because we’ve done it ourselves.

Our three directors and many others in our team have run their own companies – some successes and some failures – so know what it’s like to start up.

We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, efficient, customer-focussed service. The type of service we would like to receive for our own businesses.

Every year we work with hundreds of fantastic entrepreneurs and receive up to 2000 applications every month for this popular start-up programme.

We provide finance, support and mentoring to new and existing entrepreneurs aged 18 and over and are one of only a few national delivery partners covering England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Our head office is based in Gateshead in the North East of England and we have a satellite office in Glasgow.

Transmit Startups is part of the Transmit Group of companies which provides a comprehensive range of other services helping businesses to scale-up.

Meet the Team

meet our team

We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, efficient, customer-focused service.

Business Support Team

Damian Baetens
Damian BaetensBusiness Support Director
Rosa Mason
Rosa MasonCustomer Engagement Manager
Adam Clements
Adam ClementsBusiness Support Manager
Jill Stewart-Nicholson
Jill Stewart-NicholsonSenior Business Advisor
Tony Cawson
Tony CawsonBusiness Advisor
Brenda Wilson
Brenda WilsonBusiness Advisor
Michelle Doherty
Michelle DohertyBusiness Advisor (Glasgow)
Morag Kelly
Morag KellyBusiness Advisor (Glasgow)
Allison Lister
Allison ListerAdvisor & Assessment Co-Ordinator
Colin Lynch
Colin LynchLoan Manager
Julie Colling
Julie CollingAssociate Business Advisor
Victoria Milne
Victoria MilneAssociate Business Advisor
Gillian Khachikian
Gillian KhachikianAssociate Business Advisor
Craig Reid
Craig ReidAssociate Business Advisor
Shirley Wilson
Shirley WilsonAssociate Business Advisor
Peter Corr
Peter CorrBusiness Advisor
Stephen Golding
Stephen GoldingBusiness Advisor

Operations Team

Ian Straker
Ian StrakerOperations Director
Joy Stafford
Joy StaffordContracts Manager
Chelsey Etherington
Chelsey EtheringtonSenior People & Operations Co-ordinator
Chloe Dale
Chloe DaleSenior Business Operations Co-ordinator
Lucy Young
Lucy YoungOperations Advisor
James Cowan
James CowanOperations Advisor
Mandy Corr
Mandy CorrOperations Advisor
Courtney Rice
Courtney RiceOperations Advisor
Sarah Rogerson
Sarah RogersonOperations Advisor
Kayleigh Bowerbank
Kayleigh BowerbankOperations Advisor

Commercial Team

Richard Myers
Richard MyersCommercial Director
Suzy Jackson
Suzy JacksonCommercial Manager
Rebecca Baty
Rebecca BatyMarketing Assistant
Daniel Stephenson
Daniel StephensonProduct Manager
Laura White
Laura WhitePR and Communications Consultant