Simon Bond

Simon Bond

Simon is Innovation Director of SETsquared (www.setsquared.co.uk), the award-winning enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. He is also Director of the University of Bath Innovation Centre (www.ubic.org.uk) which helps accelerate the growth of technology-based companies both from the University's research base and from the private sector and has founded a portfolio of networks to support business innovation - these include Silicon South West, Low Carbon South West, the open Mobile Innovation Camp, and the Assisted Living Action Network. He is a Director of the UK Electronics Alliance, ESCO.
Simon leads the Bath Entrepreneurship Programme business plan training course which is based on the pratical experience and track record of SETsquared and the Innovation Centre.
 
Position: Centre Director and Innovation Director of SETsquared
Centre: SETsquared in Bath
Organisation:   University of Bath
Address: University of Bath Innovation Centre, Ground Floor, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 388682
Mob: +44 (0)7891 503126
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk

 

Dr. Ali Hadavizadeh 

Dr. Ali Hadavizadeh coordinates Business Support at Bath Innovation Centre. Ali is your first point of contact to discuss any short and long term business support needs such as mentoring, business review and investor readiness to name a few.

Commercially-astute professional with business management and not-for-profit experience gained on an international stage. Ali showcased an entrepreneurial spirit in 1992 by established a multi-million pound turnover company - selling the business at profit in 2008. He is well accustomed to customer and supplier management relationship building conducive to business growth. He is recognised for unsurpassed communication and people management skills and has demonstrated an in-depth analytical and strategic ability to facilitate operational and procedural planning.


Ali graduated from Bath University in 1986 with a PhD in seed improvement technology from the Department of Biological Sciences. Ali has also held volunteering and managerial posts with local charities such as Dorothy House Hospice Care and Wiltshire Music Centre. He is married with two children.
Position: Business Support Co-ordinator
Centre: SETsquared in Bath
Organisation:   University of Bath
Address: Carpenter House Innovation Centre, Ground Floor, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 388731  
Mob: +44 (0)07710 330570
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk

 

 

Rosie Bennett

Rosie has a production and marketing background in broadcast and interactive media having joined BBC Online in its formative years. In 1999 she moved to Amsterdam to launch and run the entertainment portals for European cable ISP, Chello Broadband. She went on to become Production Director at UPC Media to be part of the team that deployed a multilingual Interactive TV product on multiple set top box technologies. On return to the UK, Rosie started her own digital media / marketing consultancy and joined Catalyst Venture Partners where she worked with start-ups and SME’s on strategy and business development. She is also the co-founder of an online aggregator for commercial and peer-to-peer storage in the UK.

Position: Entrepreneur in Residence
Centre: SETsquared in Bath
Organisation:   University of Bath
Address: Carpenter House Innovation Centre, Ground Floor, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 388713     
Mob: +44 (0)7891 790195
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk

  

 

Cathy Whiley

Cathy Whiley

Cathy is the Memberships & Operations Assistant for the University of Bath Innovation centre. She oversees the client contracts and SETsqaure membership for the centre. Cathy also supports the centre in the day to day operation aspects and is located at reception.

Cathy has run a team of PAs and Secretaries at Wiltshire Council at the same time supporting the Corporate Director responsible for Environmental Services. 

Position: Memberships & Operations Assistant (part-time)
Department: SETsquared Bath
Organisation:   University of Bath
Address: Carpenter House, Innovation Centre, Ground Floor, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 388711
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk

 

Nicola FrickerNicola Fricker

Nicola is the Senior Customer Service Representative for the University of Bath Innovation Centre. She oversees the day to day operational aspects of the centre with the team and client invoicing/payments. After graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in Theology, Nicola worked in the retail industry for 10 years. Relocation to the Bath area brought an opportunity to change career path, and she has spent the last 3 years working as a Finance & Clerical Assistant at the University of Bath. 

Position: Senior Customer Service Representative
Department: SETsquared in Bath
Organisation:   University of Bath
Address: University of Bath, Innovation Centre, Ground Floor, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD
Tel: +44 (0)1225 388697
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk