Nicola

Name

Nicola

Position

Non-Executive Director/Board Advisor/Mentor

Location

Hampshire

Big Business Experience

Sorin Biomedical

IBM

Small Business Experience

Smart Use Ltd

Ingenica Solutions Ltd

Summary

In the last 20 years Nicola has founded both an invested startup, and as that grew, an SME business delivering technology solutions into healthcare. She has held roles as a CEO and COO.

Nicola has extensive experience in the technology sector, more recently developing, selling, and delivering technology into the NHS and private healthcare directly. Indirectly, working with multinational corporations serving the Healthcare space.  She understands first-hand the challenges that face any small business owner, including raising finance, working with investors, particularly in highly regulated sector.

Qualifications

  • O and A level education
  • AAT Qualified Accountant
  • Part Qualified CIMA Accountant
  • Prince II Project Management
  • Multiple Certifications in Microsoft Business Applications

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Starts Ups and Growth
  • Finance and Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning and Change Management
  • CEO and COO experience
  • Healthcare Technology Specialist
  • Leadership, influencing all levels of stake holders.
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Sales and Marketing expertise
  • Quality, Governance and Compliance

Experience

  • Started and run her own businesses, moving from a startup to SME and driving growth.
  • Have a strong financial background and understanding of the specific challenges in cashflow management and planning as an SME.
  • Is highly experienced in Strategic Planning, and managing change
  • Have held both CEO and COO roles held at startup and SME stages.
  • A Healthcare Technology Specialist, with detailed knowledge of the environment and procurement processes
  • A strong leader able to influence all levels of stake holders.
  • Excellent Programme and Project Management skills
  • Sales and Marketing expertise gained through experience.
  • A high level of Quality, Governance and Compliance requirements in a highly regulated sector