Business Adviser - Aldersgate
Newable works to unleash the extraordinary potential of Britain's business men and women. We provide a range of products and services that help people start up, sustain and scale their businesses. Newable is looking to appoint a Business Adviser with excellent analytical, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills to establish a supportive relationship with a wide range of people and organisations to join a dynamic Innovation Team.
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) project is jointly funded by the European Commission and Innovate UK with the aim of boosting the internationalisation and technological development of UK SMEs. You will join colleagues at Newable, the lead EEN partner organisation in the London region, to support London’s businesses to make the most of opportunities in the European market and beyond to increase their competitiveness through internationalisation and innovation, and assisting them to meet their capital requirements.
Responsibilities will include:
- Identifying relevant funding and finance streams and advising SMEs during applications
- Locating relevant commercial and/or technical cooperation partners for SMEs
- Acting as a credible strategic coach and mentor to client businesses to identify them and support them in their development
- Identifying, establishing and managing relationships with business support organisations, and professional business introducers to obtain client referrals for EEN and other delivery projects.
You will ideally be familiar with EEN or will need to rapidly acquire an in-depth understanding of EEN and its on-line tools and processes. Pre-knowledge/experience of these processes and experience of working with innovative and high growth SMEs will be a distinct advantage. You will work alongside a team of EEN and Innovation advisers, sharing/referring expertise as required. You will need to have excellent networking, project management, reporting and communication skills, be familiar with the UK and EU funding schemes such as Innovate UK Horizon Europe which are aimed at SME innovation, and be generally familiar with the regional and national business support infrastructure. To perform this role to our high standards, you must be people-focused, an excellent communicator, analytical and innovative, with excellent planning and execution skills. You will be expected to work effectively on your own initiative and have experience of business customer relationship management.
6th Floor, 140 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London EC1A 4HY
£35,000 - £37,000 per year
Newable Bonus Package