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Richard Holmes

Innovation and Growth Specialist

Innovate UK EDGE

Richard delivers strategic growth planning to ambitious businesses with high growth potential and with more than 30 years’ experience in access to finance, investment readiness and commercial lending, he coaches businesses to achieve their goals. He is a Business Growth Adviser with our Innovate to Succeed programme and has worked for Oxford Innovation since 2015. During the Banking Crisis, Richard successfully provided funding solutions for 200 businesses in a twelve-month period which had previously been declined facilities, realising more than £20m of business finance and safeguarding more than 1000 jobs. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

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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.