Meet The Team

Steve Parker

Growth Hub Business Advisor

About Steve Parker

Steve is a former Business Bank Manager with over 27 years’ experience supporting businesses in the local area, across a variety of sectors and at different stages of development. Currently working with the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Growth Hub, he can provide impartial one-to-one support for your organisation with the ability to identify the best routes for help with growing your business or addressing issues that are stopping you moving forward. He can review current performance and provide an independent honest appraisal of your needs.

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

Tim Maddinson

Growth Hub Business Advisor

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.