Experts

Mike Russell
Business Consultant, MKR Solutions Ltd
Mike Russell is an independent business consultant who, since October 2019, has been advising businesses in the East of England regarding Brexit and the potential changes that were on the horizon. Now the TCA (Trade and Cooperation Agreement) is in place support is able to focus on the practical challenges faced by businesses and with his network of experts Mike is able to facilitate relevant advice and support as needed to deal with the impact on business.
Sarah Goodwin
Manufacturing Growth Manager Essex region
Sarah Goodwin is the Manufacturing Growth Manager covering Essex, for the Manufacturing Growth Programme, a specialist support service for manufacturers. Growing up in a family manufacturing business, and having her run her own business for many years, informs Sarah’s commitment to supporting British manufacturers today, whether they are starting out or long established.
Mike Partridge
Director, MGP Solutions

Mike is the founder of MGP Solutions which provides small and medium sized businesses with market-leading international payments and currency risk management products. Mike’s previous roles include Senior Foreign Exchange Dealer at one of Europe’s fastest growing FinTech companies, followed by Head of Sales and Dealing at a foreign exchange start-up founded by investment bankers. Businesses that trade internationally can benefit from Mike's decade of foreign exchange expertise.

Tracey Munro
HR Consultant, MAD-HR

Tracey Munro is an experienced Senior HR professional with over 30 years-experience and founded her early career in financial services human resources.

Following six years of running her own family business, she returned to HR consultancy for a leading city-based firm. Based in the MAD-HR Essex office in Chelmsford, delivering expert HR guidance and support to clients in both Essex and Suffolk, she works with a wide variety of clients, utilising her vast experience in SMEs and the third sector, as well as regulated industries, such as health and social care, education, construction and financial services.

Perry Sunshine
Managing Director, Canfield Scott
Perry is the Managing Director and founder of Canfield Scott, based near Stansted Airport. He brings 14+ years of specialist search & recruitment experience across multiple industry verticals, married with specific expertise in Canfield Scott’s core functional areas of end to end supply chain functions. Perry has successfully executed against mid-senior level leadership positions ranging from Manager to Director to President and C-level roles in a variety of different sized organisations on a local, regional & global scale. In addition to traditional recruitment and hiring support, he also supports companies and individuals as a Talent Advisor, Career Coach and Job Search Consultant.
Sara Hutchinson
Managing Director, RISA (UK) Ltd

Sara is a recognised industry expert with over 35 years’ experience working in International Trade, has travelled extensively overseas and owned her freight forwarding company, RISA (UK) Limited, for 19 years.

Sara’s proven ability to consistently deliver, efficient and reliable transport services have given 100s of business owners the confidence to get on with their busy work schedules safe in the knowledge that everything around their shipping is being taken care of.

Richard Malczyk
Richard Malczyk is an innovation expert specialising in taking great ideas to market. He helps businesses obtain early stage funds (Government grants, tax credits, private equity) to finance R&D projects and business development for leading-edge innovations.