Meet the Team

Heather Coupland

Programme Manager

Access to Finance

Heather is a Management Accountant and Consultant with experience spanning the gamut of finance, funding and investment – from traditional lending, invoice discounting and factoring to ‘alternative’ sources such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. She is a specialist in grant funding sources, regionally and nationally. Heather has held many Finance and Operations Director positions over the span of her career. As Finance Director for a large commercial cleaning company, she brokered a deal and sold the company to the Future Group (GB) Ltd based in York where she then took up the role of Group Finance Director. Heather’s many skills include compiling management accounts, financial accounts, operations, project management, cash flow analysis, business plans, re-financing, preparing companies for sale, new business start-up, re-locating companies, personnel issues, payroll and software integration, finance and funding.

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Oxford Innovation Advice offers Insights into SME needs and policy effectiveness for policy makers, funders and business support commissioners. It draws on our 30 years’ experience of delivering positive economic growth by enabling scale-ups to achieve their full potential. Each edition concludes with an ‘Implications for funders and Policy makers’ section.

Covid-19 Statement

Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.