The Hub Team

Ana Avaliani


Ana Avaliani: Head of Enterprise

Ana is responsible for the development and implementation of the Enterprise Hub strategy. Having started her career in a technology start up Ana has worked in public and private sector organisations in policy, R&D and consulting roles.

Ana’s expertise is in operations, change management and innovation management.



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Alaric Williams: Team Co-ordinator 

Alaric is responsible for coordinating Enterprise Hub activities, and providing support to programme delivery, research, marketing and communications activities. 

Having worked on business support programmes in his previous role Alaric has experience in helping entrepreneurs successfully start their own businesses. 

Angus Baker




Angus Baker: Programme Manager, Enterprise Hub

Angus is the first point of contact for university-based entrepreneurs, being responsible for the design and delivery of the Enterprise Fellowships programme and leading on the provision of training for Hub Members. 

Wider expertise includes the management of research grants, delivery of IT systems, implementing culture change and the adoption of best practices in grant management.

Sarah Gummer



Sarah Gummer: Programme Manager, Enterprise Hub

Sarah is responsible for the design and the delivery of the Global Talent Enterprise Fellowships programme. Having previously worked on the Academy’s international research grants and innovation schemes, she has experience of supporting international researchers and entrepreneurs with their projects.




Catherine Capone

Catherine Capone: Programme Manager, Enterprise Hub

Catherine is responsible for the SME Leaders Programme and Innovators Network. Her background has been in supporting people to start their own businesses through business planning, cash flows and mentoring, as well as providing loans and grants to entrepreneurs.

“Apart from a deep-seated passion to change the entrepreneurial landscape in the UK and rediscover our legacy from the industrial revolution, I am highly excited by the prospect of engaging with new young talent and using my experience to accelerate and amplify their success. I’ve been involved in mentoring for over a decade but believe the Hub offers a very special opportunity to work with the brightest and best”.

Ian Shott CBE FREng

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