Lisa joins the team from the role of Business Manager at coworking growth hub Accelerate Places, where she has forged an extensive network and expertise in supporting businesses. Lisa launched the space in Manchester, quickly building a community of over 35 businesses and establishing the brand within a burgeoning flexible office scene. Developing initiatives and programmes to support the entrepreneurs and start-up founders, Lisa worked closely to understand the challenges facing businesses across the creative, tech and digital space across the North West.
Following her studies of the Middle East at the University of Manchester, where she developed the faculty’s first peer to peer mentoring scheme, Lisa was employed in Marketing and Business Development for an event technology start-up. Additional strengths include events management and production, and community engagement.
With a personal passion for mentoring, Lisa has previous experience working with young people as part of the RECLAIM Project in Manchester, and also serves as a business mentor for Tech Manchester.