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Malcolm Harris   Owner, polymech ltd
Clair was always very encouraging whilst I was at Staffordshire University and always had time to give good advice on any business related questions.
She helped to instill a level of confidence which enabled me to tackle the everyday problems that being an Entrepreneur threw up.

Gagan Deep Singh  Freelance Artist at GDSWorld
Since joining the business start-up scheme the team have helped me grow my business and they are very talented and creative. I would highly recommend this team to anyone thinking of starting up in their own business.

Craig Slater Creative Director at Eighty3 Creative Limited
The team have helped our business (Eighty3 Creative Ltd) immensely over the years. Firstly, assisting our growth via a [Business Start-Up] programme which provided us with support and knowledge to help us expand and secondly, allowing us to be a supplier to the University.  Amie and I cannot recommend enough…

Andrew Corcoran Director at Blueberry Training Limited
Having worked with the team on various projects over the last 5 years I find them to be responsive, professional and fun to work with. We’ve worked together on web, student enterprise and staff development projects and they have always been highly reliable and efficient operators. On a personal note Clair has always been supportive of my efforts to build my own business and never hesitates to give help when it is requested.

Abigail Hall Interior designer, expert in how design affects your well-being.
The team are ambassadors for both the university and Enterprise. They consistently demonstrate knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to delivering enterprise support – putting Staffordshire University on the map as a recognised, tested, high quality establishment to develop enterprise skills. This is backed up with consistent achievement of targets (even these restrictive, turbulent times) resulting in a noticeable positive impact for the student and the sub-region.

Simon Dyer  Business Relationship Development and New Ventures at Youth Enterprise CIC – Creating Enterprising Futures
Having worked closely with be inspired on 2 major projects over the last 9 months I have found them to be both driven, knowledgeable and very innovative in all that they do.  They give all the support that any start up could ever wish to have and I would recommend any Business Start Up to make contact with them to see how their programmes could help.

Sara Williams   CEO, North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
Be inspired works to get the best range of services and support for businesses and has great commitment to helping businesses start, grow and succeed. Clair is professional and efficient and a supportive work partner.

Judith Kirkland  Chief Executive at Business Enterprise Support Limited
The be inspired team are passionate about enterprise and entrepreneurship and dedicated to helping people set up new businesses. I have worked with them on numerous occasions and find them delightful professionals who are always full of enthusiasm.

Sandra Booth  Member of the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP Business Development Group
This team are enterprise professionals who have supported over 300 individuals to start their own business. They are extremely knowledgeable about the world of enterprise education, funding and business start-up. A born leader and educator, Clair is an inspiration to entrepreneurs’ and was the Founder of the ‘Be Inspired’ concept at Staffordshire University.  The team are role models of enterprise and have built a reputation as the ‘go to’ people for all aspects of enterprise advice.

Jim Shuker   Head of Strategic Engagement at BSI
The be inspired team are a pleasure to work with, they have great insight into both Industry and Academia, which alongside an extensive network of contacts provides a wonderfully supportive environment for fledgling businesses to develop and thrive.  They are extremely knowledgeable about the world of enterprise education, funding and business start-ups.

Sandra Brookes  Management Consultant and Business Adviser
The be inspired team are very passionate about the programmes they lead and the entrepreneurs that they support whilst they develop their businesses. They are enthusiastic ambassadors for Enterprise, very professional, with a clear business focus. A top team!

Dr Teeranlall Ramgopal   Visiting Professor at Staffordshire University
The be inspired team are passionate believers in encouraging and motivating others to share knowledge and experience in the field of business enterprise. Clair is an effective leader and coordinator when it comes to ensuring accessibility to champion entrepreneurs outside the University and locality particularly by those aspiring to become entrepreneurs as well as those who have academic interests in research and enterprise. The teams extensive professional network in the community and region is testimony to their passion as well as belief in the value enterprise and entrepreneurship play in business success and economic regeneration.

Dr. Stephen Malone  Enterprise Development Manager at Staffordshire University
This team are accomplished enterprise experts and networkers…Professional, calm under pressure and in my experience always complete projects successfully.  Be inspired is a great team with a positive demeanor and extremely knowledgeable about business, and SMEs in particular. You can always count on them to ‘get the job done’, remaining upbeat even under the most challenging conditions. I have always found them extremely helpful and they will go out of her way to assist, even when very busy.

Stuart Brown  Head of Commercialisation and Intellectual Property at Staffordshire University
The be inspired team have run the business startup facility at Staffordshire University for a number of years to great effect.  They are dedicated to helping these young companies to grow building on a strong network of mentors, skills providers and funders to create a comprehensive supportive environment for the start-ups to develop.

David Hyner FPSA inspiring motivational speaker  A “bullish” professional speaker | researcher | trainer|motivator
The be inspired team are easy to work with, professional, and good at the finer details that make things great rather than simply “okay”.
They care about what they do and it is evident in the way they talk about their work and striving for better outcomes for their clients.  A pleasure to do business with.

Alan Eardley Professor in Enterprise Computing at Staffordshire University
This is a highly organised team with a clear grasp of their role in the organisation. Their subject expertise is of a high order and they apply their knowledge well to their field of work.  They network  very effectively and have well developed ‘person skills’.  They make things happen, hence it is a pleasure to work with them.

Jonathan Phipps Economic Development Strategic Manager at Stoke-on-Trent City Council
The team are passionate and committed to supporting enterprise among people in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire…innovative thinkers and always keen to work in partnership with local authorities, the private sector and others.

Robert Snaith Business support professional. Public speaker, chairing meetings and events.
I have worked closely with the team in connection with Staffordshire University’s entrepreneurial students looking to set up or have just set up their own businesses. They are great at encouraging these students and provide a pivotal role between them and external and internal partners.  I would highly recommend them as a friendly, down to earth, yet efficient team to work with.

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