Meet the Team

Paula Richardson

Senior Innovation & Growth Specialist

Innovate UK EDGE

Paula has a background in ERDF Programmes, delivering EU Programmes in both the SE and SW of England. She has been supporting SMEs as a coach/mentor for ten years and raised more than one million of funds for SMEs through grant applications for Innovation Grants, together with numerous successful KTPs. More recently, she has concentrated on SMEs in the Environmental Innovation Sector.
Previously, she worked in the finance/commercial banking sector as a Bank Manager, providing both strategic and financial development of businesses.
Paula joined Oxford Innovation Advice as an Enterprise Europe Network Innovation Advisor assisting SMEs in the Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire regions.

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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.

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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.