Rebecca Parker - Growth Hub Team Manager & Accredited Business Advisor
June 17, 2019
I’m an accredited, qualified Business Advisor for the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Growth Hub and I also manage the Business Support Helpline for the County that is accessible to all Staffordshire SME’s seeking advice and support. The Business Helpline acts as the focal point for businesses that wish to start or grow, where I provide information to the co-ordinated and cohesive growth programme information, access to business networks, growth groups and links to specialist information, grant and business funding advice and services.
I can advise on eligibility for ERDF funding for businesses trading within the LEP area. With extensive knowledge and strong stakeholder relationships County-wide, I’m keen to promote the drive for strong, sustainable business growth across Staffordshire with my strong interpersonal expertise and proficiency in business support & development, evident in my successful career history in both public and private sector roles ranging from my time in the West Mercia Constabulary, policing, to a successful career as the UK Business manager for the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, to name a few.
I’m largely involved in the running of the Growth Hub business support workshops, seminars and events along with offering businesses the flexible option to meet for a confidential 1-2-1 Business diagnostic across Stafford Borough, through to North Staffordshire. Committed to my career development, i am currently working towards Chartered Management status with a BA (Hons) Chartered Business Management Degree.