Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Working within the development sector, a number of activities require the same qualities necessary for successful entrepreneurial initiatives. I have played an integral part in redirecting the Centre for Global Equality towards its more streamlined and effective position. Furthermore, work with Children for Health on programme development and fundraising employed my ability to think critically, creatively and remain focused. Beyond development, I have established a successful psychotherapy organisation within Cambridgeshire, that utilises established, highly qualified and experienced practitioners in a supervisory role to support and mentor newly qualified therapists with their own development while providing low fee counselling. Collaborating with local GP's and Colleges, SkyBlue offers affordable counselling to those that would have relied on the NHS, filling the void left by Government withdrawal from mental health issues.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Citrecycle has been accepted onto the Cambridge University Judge Business School Accelerate Programme. The process can last up to four years, providing quality coaching, training and mentoring from a wide range of experienced professionals. This will help with our business progress. Complementing the business aspects, The Centre for Global Equality and the Turing Trust provide partnerships addressing development aspects. They help with reach, contacts and funding opportunities, as well as provide valuable expertise in development context. More distant, we are also in close contact with Smart Villages, an organisation pioneering electrification of rural areas using solar panels. As a clean, safe sustainable and local recycling provision for the lead-acid batteries used in solar panels, Citrecycle will act as the final element, closing the loop on their sustainable project.