Meet The Team

Julie Sweeney

Start-Up Business Advisor

About Julie Sweeney

With 10 years’ experience working as a business advisor for E-Factor providing start-up and new to business advice to small and medium sized businesses, Julie brings her 29 years’ experience working for HMRC to bear, giving guidance to clients with business planning, book keeping, tax and customer service advice. Julie can dedicate time to you with telephone or one-to-one consultations, book you on workshops where you can discuss how you can turn your ideas, aspirations and experiences into a profitable enterprise or discuss how you can grow and develop your existing business.

Kevin Franklin

Growth Hub Business Advisor

About Kevin Franklin

Kevin is a Business Adviser and Coach with over 30 years’ experience within National Training Organisations, Specialist Education, Charities, Manufacturing and Small Business sectors.
Currently working with the Humber LEP’s Business Growth Programme Kevin can help with all aspects of business development providing strategic, unbiased and objective one-to-one support to individuals, looking to start their own business, through to supporting established businesses to grow, scale up, change or diversify their business model.

Gina Waterhouse

Growth Hub Business Advisor

About Gina Waterhouse

Gina has 20 years’ experience working with businesses and organisations to support growth, access finance and develop their workforce. As joint owner in a local manufacturing business, she has an excellent understanding of the day to day challenges of operating an SME.

Currently working with the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Business Growth Programme, Gina can provide impartial one-to-one support and a range of resources to help your business develop and grow, whether you’re starting up, scaling up or a well-established business.

Tim Maddinson

Business Support & Advice Manager

About Tim Maddinson

Tim has 31 years’ experience running his own businesses and 10 years’ experience as a business adviser, helping E-Factor champion the cause of local businesses in North East Lincolnshire.

Currently working with the Humber LEP Growth Hub to ensure that local businesses receive the best advice available, he works with business owners on a one-to-one basis to analyse and evaluate opportunities, overcome barriers to growth and create workable plans to achieve business goals. He can help you stand back, look at the bigger picture and give you the confidence and motivation to make a real difference to your business.