Meet the Team

Shaughan Farrow

Business Advisor

Manufacturing Growth Programme

Shaughan is a proven SFEDI qualified business advisor with circa 30 years’ experience in the field of business development, change management, and strategic marketing across various sectors. Having a creative mind and being a forward thinker, he often sees the bigger picture in identifying gaps and niches that represent new business opportunities. Shaughan’s experience comes from sat on both sides of the desk, as an entrepreneur running and selling a successful Advertising Agency to coaching, mentoring and advising other SME’s develop and implement customer led marketing strategies. He is passionate about simplifying the business support landscape by offering pragmatic, no-nonsense support to enable entrepreneurs achieve realistic, sound innovative solutions to barriers to growth. Shaughan’s background in business support started as an advisor with Business Link Humber to managing 12 advisors across Yorkshire and Humber through to project managing South Yorkshire Erdf contracts. With a BA Hons degree in Art and design, Communications and Marketing (CAM) diploma and Management Consulting Diploma he is an avid football fan – (being ex footballer) and keen golfer (handicap -Golf courses). He likes keeping fit, traveling (especially to the sun) good wine and time with Grandchildren.

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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.