CLEAN GROWTH UK
Mark is responsible for Clean Growth UK’s industrial relationships and for its investor readiness development track for SMEs. He is based at the University of Brighton, UK and has long experience of working with business owners and investors. Before joining the university in 2016 Mark practiced as a consultant and business coach. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Hugh Parnell is closely involved with the early-stage, funding and business development arena around Cambridge and the east of England, particularly in the energy and environmental technology sectors. He is Chairman of Cambridge Cleantech, co-founder of the Cambridge Energy Forum and of the Cleantech Special Interest Group. Manager GEIF (Business angels network) 2001-9, won mandates to manage £40m co-investment funds; since 2007 he has been mentor/NED for numerous companies especially in cleantech sector, working with public policy programme (Scale-Up, Growth Accelerator, Exdra/EIP), with Universities and with individual clients to advise on growth and access to finance..
Emma has a near 20-year background in sustainability and a keen interest in supporting entrepreneurs to develop the solutions and technologies to address the world’s most prominent issues. At Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability she ran the first two years of the Young Sustainability Entrepreneurs Awards for Unilever and has since created the ‘Future 20’, supporting the founders of 20 impact focused tech-for-good start ups at Allia.
Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable and clean technology, including 16 years’ private equity. He invests in sustainable businesses in technology, services and manufacturing, renewable energy, energy efficiency and water. STIL manages family office capital, institutional funds, and high net-worth investments through private equity funds.