Doug Scott, Chair
Doug was the Chief Executive of TEDCO from 1997 to 2013. He now runs a consultancy business, What You See Is All There Is Ltd, which delivers non-executive director and interim management roles in not-for-profit-distribution companies, Read more.. and consultancy services, primarily in enterprise and economic development with a focus on policy and evaluation.
He took TEDCO from a turnover of £750k and a surplus of £250k to a turnover of £3.25m and accumulated cash reserves of £800k. He established the multi-award-winning business incubator, The Quadrus Centre, in 2005 and instigated a service design process which led to TEDCO becoming the first organisation in the North East to gain the Customer First standard. He also devised a cost-benefit social value model for the centre and its services and takes an active interest in the measurement of value in social enterprises. Businesses established in the Quadrus Centre now employ over 1,000 people.
Doug wrote the business birth rate strategy for the North East, Everybody’s Business, in 2001 and led award-winning programmes in enterprise education and in enterprise in disadvantaged communities.
He is the past Chairman of the National Enterprise Network and of the North East Enterprise Agencies Ltd, and has extensive experience as a non-executive and executive director. In 2010, Doug received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, Lifetime Achievement Award.
Joanna Clarke, Board Member
Group Chief Executive, Nwes Group
Following a successful career spanning 25 years, initially within the Health Care Sector and then the Education and Economic Development arena – including seven years of running her own Economic Regeneration business – Jo joined the Read more.. East Midlands based Enterprise Agency, NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd. in 1999, becoming Deputy Chief Executive in 2004.
A sound strategist, Jo together with the Senior Team, led NBV through a successful period of expansion and diversification to develop the company into the high profile and successful Enterprise Agency it is today. Recognised as an exemplar of best practice in areas such as partnership working, innovative programme modelling, incubation services and business mentoring, Jo’s skills have seen NBV successfully deliver numerous public, private and voluntary sector start up and business support programmes, creating an exceptional track record.
Following a merger between NBV and the Nwes Group in April 2017, Jo was appointed Interim Group Chief Executive in March 2018.
Jo’s focus remains the maintenance of dynamic enterprise delivery, property and incubation services, in addition to augmenting business support momentum, to generate positive social and economic benefit across the country.
With a large extended family and as a proud mum and step-mum to five children and two grandchildren, Jo relishes spending time with her family, but in any time left over, Jo and her husband Tim love to socialise with friends and enjoy travelling to see as much of the world as possible.
Jo Greenwood, Board member
Finance Director, Business West
Jo joined Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Business Link West, both part of Business West, in 1996 as a management accountant and progressed to be the Finance Director in 2000. In the last 15 years she Read more.. has been responsible for the strategic financial direction of the company, which has gone from £3m turnover to over £15m. Business West is now recognised as one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK.
Jo is also a director of South West Angel Investor Network; Destination Bristol, Bristol's Destination Marketing company, Recognising Excellence and Bristol Chamber of Commerce.
John Mitchell, Board member
Chief Executive, Enterprise First
After graduating in economics, John joined a Hampshire firm of chartered accountants, leaving to join the board of a client operating in the digital pre-press sector. He subsequently became Managing Director of the company, which grew Read more.. rapidly to a turnover of £10m. In 1997, he became Chief Executive of Enterprise First, which provides advice, training and workspace to start-ups and small businesses. Enterprise First has grown to become the leading provider of such services in the South East. Read less..
Carole White, Board member
Chief Executive, TEDCO Business Support Ltd
Carole White is Chief Executive of TEDCO Business Support Ltd, a spin out company from TEDCO Ltd. She joined TEDCO Ltd in 1996 following a retail career encompassing both operational management roles and a national role Read more.. in people development.
Initially recruited as Training Manager, Carole was responsible for delivery of both external training for businesses and internal staff development. As the Business Support Manager from 2001 to 2011 she has extensive experience of managing business support contracts for a wide range of funders.
Carole has worked with a range of businesses across all sectors and has a strong track record of developing and delivering creative and effective business support initiatives. She is also very active in local partnerships across the North East, including being a board member of North East Enterprise Agencies (NEEAL) Ltd.
She is a Graduate in English from the University of Lancaster. Read less..
David Seall, Board member
David Seall is a Non-Executive Director, Advisor and Chartered Engineer. He is the Regional Chairman of the Institute of Directors for the South East of England and a Member of the IoD Council. He began his Read more.. career as an engineer in the aerospace industry and following this was Chief Executive of the Engineering Employers Federation for London and the South East (EEF South) for over 10 years. He worked with hundreds of technology based companies and led the team that delivered the Manufacturing Advisory Service for London and the South East.
He has been a Non-Executive Director and Trustee for nearly 20 years and as well as working with many technology and manufacturing businesses, has been retained by DMH Stallard LLP, a leading law firm for over 5 years as their Strategic Advisor on manufacturing matters.
David is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders and a Freeman of the City of London
In his spare time he is a member of the Board of Trustees of a local arts centre and theatre company, ECB level 2 cricket coach and keen cyclist.