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 | Young Start-Up Talent/PR Specialist at Wildwood PR
As well as being one of the Founding Partners for Young Start-up Talent, Lorraine is also a Public Relations Specialist based in the heart of the South East at Wildwood PR. She has no shortage of expertise in media relations, having previously worked for a prominent leading newspaper group for seven years and managing a business paper. Lorraine has developed strong links in both local and national media. Lorraine acts for a variety of international tech type 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.
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.