Phil TeasdaleChief Executive Officer
Cathy RutherfordFinancial Director
With a varied background in accountancy, working with stockbrokers, foreign exchange and casinos, I know my numbers! I’ve been with Enterprise Made Simple from the very start, helping the company invest, develop and grow.
Carol MetcalfeDirector of Training
With an entrepreneurial background, having founded numerous businesses, in a variety of industries in the North East. I strive to Inspire and motivate people, with a passion to help businesses maximise their full potential.
Andrea ClarkeRecruitment & Marketing Director
With a passion for business, and a love for bringing business owners together. I organise networking events and business expo’s with a creative touch!
Maureen GilfolyeInternal Verifier
Having an extensive background in training and assessing, I came to Enterprise Made Simple over 5 years ago as the IQA. I ensure our courses are delivered to the highest standard, whilst working with a variety of awarding bodies and funding organisations to assure compliance and quality.
Penni Samter-SmithDeputy Training Manager
I am a trainer with a background in therapeutic counselling and running my own business. My passion is to support people to be the best they can be in a congruent way that underpins sustainability for business and themselves.
I’m a trainer with a background in graphic design, product management, digital marketing and I have ran my own business. I deliver Enterprise Made Simple’s early-stage startup and business development training helping people turn their ideas into sustainable and profitable businesses.
Kathryn ClarkeBusiness Development Manager
Responsible for networking and meeting clients
James LaneDigital Trainer
Digital skills trainer – Google Partner – Hootsuite Ambassador.
Amy StockdaleDigital Trainer
I use my marketing background to help all businesses gain confidence & excel in online & offline marketing by teaching them how to utilise the tools available to them.
Amey-Rose McGroganBusiness Support Manager
Experienced in business support and in self-employment, specialising in retail and creative business. I strive to empower people to make positive changes to their lives and their communities through enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Siobhan MastersonBusiness Advisor
With a background in franchising, and as an independent sole trader. I’m passionate about working with people to help start and grow businesses in the Tees Valley.
Maria LannonBusiness Advisor
I support and mentor both pre-start and early-stage business. I was a business owner for 10 years specialising in murals and decorative finishes.
Nicholas WetherellGraphic Designer and Marketing Assistant
I design all the marketing and graphics for Enterprise Made Simple, and also I work directly with clients on printed and digital media. And yes, I am the guy that dressed like a frog for events.
Heather NicholsonAdministration Manager
I came to EMS as an apprentice and over the past 6 years, I have grown with the company and evolved in my role to become a manager. I liaise with all members of staff to ensure that the end goals and deadlines are met in an efficient and timely manner.
Chloe FyshAdministrative Support
I joined Enterprise Made Simple on an apprenticeship and gained my business administration qualification. I predominantly work with the prestart side of the business and work closely with the business advisors to ensure all paperwork is processed smoothly, to meet deadlines. I have recently expanded my role by working with Made Simple Bookkeeping and taking part with the accounts side of the business.
Negina SinghAdministrative Support
I came to Enterprise Made Simple having worked in administration with small business for over 6 years. I have expanded my role as an administrator in the head office, to also support in the recruitment team – helping with networking events and meeting business owners face to face.
Claire BessfordSenior Bookkeeper
With over 17 years of experience of bookkeeping for SME’s, and also AET qualified. I enjoy helping clients with all their bookkeeping needs – how to keep their accounts and ensure they are not missing out when claiming business expenses.