Tower Hamlets team

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Made up of finance, sales, marketing and procurement experts, the GetSet for Growth London team is dedicated to offering their support and expertise to SMEs in the borough of Tower Hamlets, thanks to Tower Hamlets council. Read about their expertise below, or contact us to find out more.

Tariq Mahmood

Tariq Mahmood, Project Director

Tariq joined GetSet for Growth from the very successful GetSet East London project funded by J.P. Morgan, and now heads up the Tower Hamlets Supply and Retail Ready projects.

His intimate knowledge of the funding landscape and key investment priorities has been honed through a range of key development and advisory roles at the London Region Learning and Skills Council, The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC) and a range of commercial training providers.

Tariq has an established reputation for his expertise and insight into the delivery of European Social Fund (ESF), Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Big Lottery Fund contracts. He has supported companies in bidding for, securing and delivering such contracts, and indeed while at TCHC managed over £50 million worth of bids, with a success rate well above the industry standard.

Most recently, he has worked within a Birmingham based social enterprise in order to secure over £130,000 of new funding for helping young and adult residents of deprived wards into training and employment.

Tariq is committed to ensuring that our service aligns with Tower Hamlets key priorities and is tightly integrated with other business support providers in order to maximise opportunities for our clients.

 

Robyn Sinclair

Robyn Sinclair, Marketing & Sales Advisor

As the YTKO Group’s Head of Marketing, Robyn joins the GetSet for Growth team with a rare combination of strategic business insight, industry acumen and genuine creative flair.

An experienced and accomplished business-to-business and consumer marketer, Robyn is passionate about results: committed always to delivering a step-change in clients’ revenues, profitability and growth.

Having cut her teeth in the complex, competitive and relentlessly demanding world of direct mail, Robyn was quick to embrace the nascent digital marketing tools – from email and pay per click advertising, to search and social media. She has an unerring ability to ‘deep-dive’ into clients’ markets, products and channels – quickly grasping the most complex value chains, sales cycles and competitive contexts; getting to the heart of each branding and communications challenge.

During her career, Robyn has worked with start-ups and SMEs to ‘household name’ brands, across a raft of industries; from engineering, financial and professional services to luxury goods, high value manufacturing, technology, travel and leisure.

 

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Jess Ashun, Procurement Advisor

Jess joins the Supply Ready team after spending years writing million pound bids and proposals for start-up, not-for-profit and well-established companies in the UK and USA.

Having worked in a number of sectors, identifying and responding to tender opportunities, (amongst other things), she was able to develop a deep understanding of the key elements buying organisations valued and were looking for from tendering organisations.

Jess is looking forward to using her experience and expertise in her role as Procurement Advisor to help growing businesses participate in the procurement process and secure winning bids.

 

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Hannah Bailey, Client Liaison Executive

Recently graduating from London Metropolitan University after achieving a 2:1 BSC honours, Hannah has joined the Supply Ready team as a Client Liaison Executive propelling her into the communication and marketing industry.

Hannah has extensive knowledge and experience within the hospitality and events sector, working closely with clients whilst displaying exceptional customer service. Whilst interning with several Public Relation companies, Hannah has acquired many skills which she plans to use as the Client Liaison Executive for GetSet as well as further enhancing her skillset from her knowledgeable peers.

Hannah has a great passion for the marketing and public relations industry and strives to achieve the best she can in any task set.