Meet the Team

Nicola Wiley

Innovation & Growth Specialist

Innovate UK Business Growth

Nicola has over 20 years’ experience in business support, having managed a number of UK Government contracts for Biotechnology, Creative & Digital, Food & Drink Industry as well as helping companies access finance.

These contracts raised UK companies’ involvement in UK and European funded programmes, addressing skills issues and growing businesses within the UK. During Nicola’s career she managed the Grant for Business Investment (GBI) delivery in Yorkshire & the Humber and therefore brings a wealth of knowledge on how to successfully apply for capital and revenue grant funding.

More recently Nicola has worked within Asset Management and Investment Banking.

Nicola has supported companies within the South-East of England to access finance for start-up and growth investment, helping companies access the Invest4 grant and Solent growth grant.

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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.