CEO | CREATIVE POD
At just 20 years old, Matt started his own business, which has since led to him winning a number of awards, including 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' and 'Business Person of the Year' at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards. This entrepreneurial spirit inspired Matt to become one of the founding partners of Young Start-up Talent, with a view to encourage and motivate young entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. On top of this, Matt is also CEO of his own group of companies, The Creative Group, which includes an award-winning full-service design, marketing and print agency based in the South East.
MANAGING DIRECTOR | MEDIA WORD WAVES
As well as being one of the Founding Partners for Young Start-up Talent, Lorraine also heads up a leading Public Relations agency based in the heart of the South East. She has no shortage of expertise in media relations, having worked for a prominent leading newspaper group for seven years, managing a business paper with strong links in both local and national media. Lorraine now heads up the successful PR Agency - Media Word Waves who act for a variety of clients. In 2014, Lorraine won the ‘Influential Woman of the Year Award’ at the NatWest Venus Awards for Sussex.
Managing Director - South region | natwest
Daryl has worked in banking for over 25 years and heads up the Corporate lending business in the South of England for NatWest. He is also a Board Member of Coast to Capital, the local enterprise partnership which mirrors his role at NatWest in terms of its focus on supporting the growth and development of the local business community.
partner | richard place dobson
Matthew Tyson started at Richard Place Dobson as a trainee in 1988, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and with the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1994. By 1995, Matthew was the sixth youngest Chartered Accountant to be made a Director in the UK. Over the years, his career has moved towards specialising in tax and helping businesses, individuals and trusts.
SERVICES & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR | THALES GROUP
Dave Kickham joined Thales in 1986 having completed degrees in Physics & Electronics at Leeds & Southampton Universities. He started at Thales as a Software Engineer and spent the early part of his career in Engineering focusing on Ground based & Airborne Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems. He then led teams in Quality, Programme Management & Business Improvements.
He is currently responsible for the industrial output of the Crawley Site in support of multiple military and civil business lines, he is also leading the transformation of Services & Manufacturing using Lean techniques to improve productivity & reduce costs.
president | future capital l.p.
At just 22 years old, Rob is in charge of two thriving groups of companies and has recently joined the Young Start-up Talent team as Strategic Director. Rob is not only well-known, but also well-respected within his industry, which is focused around investing and growing businesses to help them reach their full potential. In 2012, Peter Jones named Rob as National Entrepreneur of the Year and he has recently been nominated for Wall Street Journal’s Young Investor of the Year 2016/17.