Director of Business Development
Andrew leads on business development for BE Group. He has particular responsibility for identifying and evaluating new public sector opportunities, as well as coordinating and writing BE Group’s bids and tenders.
Andrew works with senior colleagues to develop commercial partnerships which maintain BE Group’s innovative and competitive edge.
Beverley is an accountant with over 15 years’ experience of managing grant administration and financial audits, including high value ERDF and Regional Growth Fund programmes. She specialises in project based management accounts and leads on treasury policy and financial reporting to the Board.
Group Commercial Director
With an energetic and motivational approach to business Bryan is a recognised supporter of entrepreneurship. He was co-founder of BQ, the national publishing and media brand of BE Group recognised for celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship to help businesses succeed and grow. As Group Commercial Director his role includes developing long term partnerships and commercial relationships across the UK for both BQ and the wider Group.
Head of Technology
Gary has led the business systems team for the past 10 years, championing innovation for our emloyees as well as our clients. Through the work of his team the Group is recognised by both Oracle and Qlik as a world-class innovator.
Hilary is a passionate and creative events professional with over 20 years’ experience in marketing and events management. She has worked with public and private sector clients, mobilising events and projects of all shapes and sizes, both nationally and internationally. Hilary leads the Events team in the delivery of a substantial portfolio which includes trade missions, award ceremonies, conferences and business summits.
Julia has been with the Group since 2007, starting as PA to Alastair MacColl and more recently being promoted to her current role of Company Secretary. As well as managing the Group’s legal and governance matters, Julia also coordinates a considerable amount of Group business development activity.
Audit & Assurance Manager
Michelle has internal audit responsibility for the Group, including quality, environment, sustainable events and data management. She advises the Group on all aspects of compliance including ERDF, data protection, state aid and procurement. As Data Protection Officer she also leads on promoting best practice and the provision of training and advice.
Service & Investment Director
Simon leads on BE Group’s business investment and growth programmes, including grants, loans, consultancy and specialist business advice.
Simon has 16 years’ experience managing publicly funded business support programmes utilising RGF, ESIF, LGF, RDPE and Big Lottery funding, including the flagship Let’s Grow programme.
A qualified accountant, Stuart joined the Group’s finance team in 2015. He brings a wealth of experience in financial and management accounting.
Stuart is responsible for the finances of our media and technology businesses and our shared services function. He also leads on audit and VAT. He has also developed the management reporting tools and budgeting tools used across the Group.