Enterprise! operates from Kenry House at Kingston Hill – our team is small, but mighty! Here’s who we are and what we do:
Dr. Martha Mador, Head of Enterprise Education
Dr Martha Mador is Head of Enterprise Education. She’s also the Chair of HEEG, the Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group, and the Director of KnowledgeLondon. Martha supports the development of enterprise education across the whole of Kingston University, providing extensive extra-curricular support for students and staff starting enterprises. Martha can spot a great idea from a mile off, and she’s passionate about helping you to make it work.
Dwain Reid, Entrepreneurship Project Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwain Reid is the Entrepreneurship Project Officer and Mentor in Residence. He runs his own business, has experience as a business coach, and he’s also a self-proclaimed Twitter celebrity! Dwain eat, sleeps and breathes business, and his ‘can-do’ will ensure that you reach your full potential. You’ll see him at all of our events, and he’s available for one-to-one mentoring if you book an appointment via email.
New for 2016
We’re also lucky enough to have two placement students supporting us this year, so say hello to Bakhona Hawes and Sudiksha Chuturdharee if you see them at our events!
We also have Mae Henderson, our new Events and Marketing coordinator!
And finally… meet our mentors! Simon and our two Davids are mostly known for providing one-to-one guidance on student start-ups, but you might see them at some of our workshops, sharing their invaluable expertise!
Simon Hulme, Entrepreneur in Residence
Simon Hulme is an accomplished business angel, management consultant, professional mentor and non-executive director. He has a highly successful track record in business, and now devotes his time to raising funding for SME’s and delivering management consultancy. Funding comes from his own personal resources as well as a wider group of business angels. Besides being our Entrepreneur in Residence, Simon is a Teaching Fellow at UCL, lecturing in Entrepreneurial Finance. He is also a mentor on the highly acclaimed Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.
David Knull, Entrepreneur in Residence
David Knull is a career sales, marketing, and business development professional with 20 years experience ranging from large corporate businesses to SMEs and start-ups. He has successfully undertaken roles in the USA, UK and across Greater China. David is working on several China focused projects with London based financial services firms in both a consultancy and entrepreneurial business development capacity.
Prof. David Stokes, Emeritus professor of Entrepreneurship and Visiting Entrepreneur
Prof. David Stokes is Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship and Visiting Entrepreneur at Kingston. An experienced entrepreneur with experience in diverse business areas, he is also an accomplished academic with several best-selling textbooks to his name.
Claudine Reid MBE, Visiting Social Entrepreneur
Claudine Reid has recently joined Kingston
University as a Visiting Social Entrepreneur. Previously, she worked as a social enterprise ambassador for the Cabinet Office. She is the director of PJ’s Community Service, a social enterprise which provides care services to vulnerable adults and education services for young people. In 2008, she was awarded an MBE for services to the community.
Khawar Saeed, Tax and Accounting mentor
Khawar graduated from Kingston University London with a degree in accounting and finance. Since then, he has worked in all manners of accounts and finance roles, starting in accounts clerk roles, working upwards and moving into financial management, cash flow forecasts and budgeting. He has worked for small medium businesses, start-ups and more recently in the public sector. During that time, he’s seen some really good accounting systems and some terrifyingly bad ones, too.