MEET our people

At Cool Ventures it's our people that make us special.

The Cool Ventures team consists of dedicated client programme co-ordinators and a brilliant group of expert associates who help us deliver our workshops as well as mentoring, coaching and one-to-one services.

OUR BUSINESS EXPERTS

BEN KINNAIRD

BEN KINNAIRD

Websites & SEO

Ben has over 20 years of experience working with small businesses in marketing and web design.  He helps business owners to focus on a measurable marketing strategy as well as understanding how to communicate with their perfect audience.

RHODA BRAIN

RHODA BRAIN

Digital Marketing

Rhoda is the founder of Miint Marketing agency. With a deep understanding of the challenges small business owners face, she specialises in empowering entrepreneurs to harness the power of digital marketing for growth and success.

RUTH SOUTHORN

RUTH SOUTHORN

Social Media Marketing

Ruth is the founder of Swallowtail Social marketing services. She works as a trainer and coach on social media marketing topics for small business owners looking to use their time and effort on social media more productively.

PAUL NECK

PAUL NECK

Growth Strategy

Paul has spent many years helping companies of all shapes and sizes to develop their business strategy and transition to the next level of growth. He uses his accumulated experience to help businesses, whatever their status or sector, to overcome challenges, grow and improve.

BILL VALLIS

BILL VALLIS

Branding & Marketing Strategy

Bill Vallis is a brand marketing specialist with 25+ years of career experience. Bill helps ambitious individuals, startups and SMEs to win more customers and grow their businesses through more effective marketing.

NATASHA BYE

NATASHA BYE

Growth Strategy & Sales

Natasha is a strategist and motivational speaker based in Bath.  Natasha spent 20 years in the corporate world in senior Director positions before setting up Strategy Doctor to help other businesses find a clear path to growth.

STACEY MEAD

STACEY MEAD

HR & Wellbeing

Stacey is a Director at HR Dept. Their professional team have a combined 130 years’ experience
working within HR and are experts at providing employment law
support for a range of businesses.

ALICE LIPCZYNSKI

ALICE LIPCZYNSKI

Strategic Finance

Alice is a founder of Bristol Finance Group and a Chartered Management Accountant. She specialises in strategy, planning and pricing. In particular, Alice excels at developing sales strategy to get businesses to market, grow rapidly and secure investment and project finance.

EMMA SMITH

EMMA SMITH

Start-up & Micro business

Emma is an accredited business adviser specialising in working with businesses at the start up stage and during their early years of trading. She has assisted hundreds of people in the Bristol and Bath area to start a business.

HOLLY BELL

HOLLY BELL

Marketing Communications

Holly has been working in marketing for over 17 years and is a founder of a marketing agency Your Marketing Sidekick. She helps small businesses to grow their customer bases and brand awareness through specific marketing and social media strategies.

RACHEL SWEET

RACHEL SWEET

Marketing GP

With a passion for people development, technology and marketing, Rachel enjoys bringing valuable skills, support and resource to businesses to help them develop staff, generate new customers and look after existing customers to help the business flourish.

AMY MORSE

AMY MORSE

Start-up & Micro business

With a background in skills training, business support and writing, Amy helps ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders to tell the story of their business – in their own words –  with courage, confidence and creativity.

KATIE SANDS

KATIE SANDS

Social Media Marketing

Katie Sands at Bath Digitial Marketer is a Social Media Strategist and Manager specialising in LinkedIn and Instagram with 6+ years experience. She helps service businesses connect with their ideal client to stay top of mind and generate leads.

ELLA WIGGANS

ELLA WIGGANS

Marketing Communications

Ella is a co-founder and project lead at Good Beans, supporting charities,
social enterprises and businesses that want to be better, with their marketing and communications.

COOL VENTURES TEAM

SUE MARCHANT

SUE MARCHANT

Managing Director

Sue heads up our team and oversees the running of the Company. In addition, she provides advice in strategic planning, business planning and finance for businesses.

SANDRA MERRELL

SANDRA MERRELL

Business Co-ordinator

One of Sandy’s most important responsibilities is keeping in touch with our clients: following up with enquiries and identifying support needs.

LAURA LEWIS

LAURA LEWIS

Events & Marketing Manager

Laura is responsible for all our marketing communications and also manages the workshop programme. She keeps the programme up-to-date and relevant in ever-changing world of business.

AMY MORSE

AMY MORSE

Outreach Business Adviser

Amy will be out and about supporting budding entrepreneurs and small businesses in the South Gloucestershire community. Her passion lies in helping others embrace their unique stories and empowering them to develop their small businesses with courage and confidence.

JACKIE BARTON

JACKIE BARTON

Administrator

Jackie is our administrator who helps with all office duties, data processing and day-to-day communications with our clients. Every office needs a ‘Jackie’!

Get In Touch

Customer Services
Tel: 08000418293
email: info@coolventures.co.uk

Registered address: Brick House, 21 Horse Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6DA

Company registration number: 07713005

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