At Transmit Start-Ups 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 1000 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 Start-Ups 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
Joy Stafford
Joy StaffordBusiness Support Officer
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
Carole Aitken
Carole AitkenAssociate Business Advisor
Sharon Richardson
Sharon RichardsonAssociate Business Advisor
Julie Colling
Julie CollingAssociate Business Advisor
Victoria Milne
Victoria MilneAssociate Business Advisor
Ian Thompson
Ian ThompsonAssociate Business Advisor
Magdalena Mrukwa
Magdalena MrukwaAssociate Business Advisor
Gillian Khachikian
Gillian KhachikianAssociate Business Advisor
Shirley Wilson
Shirley WilsonAssociate Business Advisor
Craig Reid
Craig ReidAssociate Business Advisor

Operations Team

Ian Straker
Ian StrakerOperations Director
Rosa Mason
Rosa MasonPerformance Officer
Chelsey Etherington
Chelsey EtheringtonApplications Co-ordinator
Chloe Dale
Chloe DaleBusiness Operations Co-ordinator
Chloe Heads
Chloe HeadsCustomer Service Assistant
Sophie Cooke
Sophie CookeAdministrative Assistant

Commercial Team

Richard Myers
Richard MyersCommercial Director
Suzy Jackson
Suzy JacksonMarketing Manager
Jill Stewart
Jill StewartPartnerships & Mentoring Officer
Julie Skevington
Julie SkevingtonNetwork Manager