This is who we are
Steve splits his time between his role as Senior Lecturer in Business Management at the University of Winchester and as mentor/investor with his company SN Technologies Limited, operating a wide range of business across a diverse range of sectors. Specialties include business start-up, social media and web marketing and idea development. Steve also owns IncuHive, the business incubation space where Inspiring Enterprise sessions are held.
George has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to work for himself. He spent nine years in London working in the property industry with the intention of making enough money to go it alone. At 30 he left London and co-founded Kiss Gyms, a low cost award-winning gym chain. Kiss currently has three very profitable sites in Acton, Swindon and Milton Keynes and George sits on the board. With a desire to hedge all that healthiness, George bought and redeveloped a Pub, Restaurant and Hotel once famously owned by Keith Floyd in Totnes, Devon. George has been involved in several start-ups, and can currently be found at Incuhive where he is the Chief Operating Officer.
Chris Buckingham is a crowdfunding specialist and author of several books on the topic. His research interest with Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) is looking at how serious games might help crowdfunding campaign management. He is the founder of the specialist publisher, minivation, and the crowdfunding consultancy, Lean Campaign, an international speaker and guest lecturer for several universities.
Trading since 2003, Jane Buswell has brought her marketing expertise to literally hundreds of companies. Her expertise is in identifying a stand-out-from-the-crowd approach to marketing. Day to day she supports entrepreneurs who need ideas and practical help with their marketing tactics; their social media approach and the writing of materials and blog posts. She also trains individuals and groups in these and related subjects. Jane has mentored many and varied entrepreneurs including start up students funded by Winchester University and by Inspiring Enterprise.
Greg specialises in communications and campaigns and has been working on a freelance basis since 2012. He collaborates with a variety of talented designers, photographers and film-makers to help his clients get their messages out. Greg has been involved in enterprise education for more than a decade and runs regular boot camps for new freelancers as part of the Inspiring Enterprise programme, plus a workshop all about managing your money. If you’d like to attend one of his events this term, or chat with him about your business, let us know!
Seb’s passion is working with ordinary, everyday people who want to make the world a better place, but who don’t have the knowledge or experience to turn ideas into reality. Pioneering and supporting community networks and growing innovative social enterprises have given him a ton of knowledge and experience. He can offer the kind of practical support and mentoring that helps social entrepreneurs avoid classic project pitfalls and instead set in motion a robust, sustainable new enterprise – empowering them to do work that not only motivates and fulfils them but that also has the power to bring lasting change in the lives of others.
Emma Morrissey works within the Arts & Enterprise Industries in Hampshire, with knowledge including curation, events planning/management, time management, publication & marketing. After Graduating with her BA Honours Degree, Emma setup her business in 2014. Offering commissions, tailored Art classes & Enterprise support, Emma is also a published Author including a business guide 'Painting the picture of business’. Now running regular classes, hosting exhibitions & an active role in projects at Winchester University, Emma’s dedication to her craft stretches far & wide.
Emma is a creative marketing consultant focusing on top notch strategy and fool-proof plans. Passionate about analytics, the power of digital marketing and telling the story behind the brands she works with; Emma is breaking out of the traditional marketing box and bringing clients into the modern way of marketing. You can find her lurking on Instagram and Twitter, over-sharing her business journey and giving her top tips away for free (but don't tell everyone!).
Tony has had a very varied career in Telecoms, Manufacturing & Services Industries and spent ten years as a Partner in a leading Consultancy. In Industry, he led a Business Unit which he repositioned & transformed into a profitable business and led many functional teams in Information Technology, Engineering and Purchasing. In Management Consulting, he has had the opportunity to work with many blue-chip companies as well as providing Board Room advice to Small/Mid-sized enterprises. As a mentor, he is looking forward to sharing his broad experience with the Programme participants.