Bev Hurley CBE

Non-executive Director

Bev is a successful businesswoman, having grown three successful companies in her entrepreneurial career, and brings a wealth of expertise across all business functions. Her knowledge of the business and leadership challenges of rapid growth, informed by experience in growing a team from 23 to over 80 in two years, is especially relevant to our services for SME clients.

Her particular interest is in the digital new media, healthcare and medical device sectors, and collaboration and open innovation as models for accelerating business growth. An experienced investor, Bev also runs Connect East, a private equity network for angels looking to invest up to £1.5m, and established a £10m debt fund for female SMEs with Lloyds TSB.

She has a first degree in the arts, a Masters in Science, and was honoured with the Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2010.