Digital Upscaler - Meet the Team

The Digital Upscaler team provide 121 digital advice and expertise to businesses looking to scale up. The team will support you and your business by developing and delivering an action plan to identify, and tackle barriers, helping you take the necessary steps to grow your business.

To find out if your business can take advantage of the Digital Upscaler Project please complete and return our questionnaire or contact us for a no-obligation discovery call: T: 0330 053 8639

Learn more about our expert team of advisers:

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Paul Humphreys
Head of Scale Up Services

Paul originally joined the Chamber in June 2017, working within the D2N2 Growth Hub Team, before moving to the region’s Upscaler Programme, supporting high growth ambitious businesses across the region. His professional career includes several senior leadership roles across marketing, business development and key accounts. Today, he leads the East Midland Chamber Scale Up Services Team and is responsible for the overall performance of the programme.

What are Paul’s specialisms?
  • Business Innovation
  • Implementing strategies for growth
  • Change Culture
  • Internationalisation
  • Technology Adoption


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David Dobson
Digital Technology Adviser

David began his professional journey in IT support, as a certified Systems Engineer (Microsoft, Novell and Dell) and rapidly progressed into senior IT and project management roles. Over the last 20 years he’s been successfully working as a self-employed IT/Business Consultant, providing bespoke creative solutions to businesses throughout our region. But his talents don’t end there; as a certified Robbins-Madanes Life/Business Coach, he also brings a level of mindfulness and understanding around the needs of clients making use of these digital solutions. 

Key areas of David's expertise that businesses like yours can benefit from include:
  • Technical Infrastructure
  • Network Security
  • Ecommerce
  • Web Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Cloud Computing


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Jason Roper
Digital Technology Adviser

Jason has had a long, successful career in people-centric digital business transformation and is a highly respected Agile, Lean and Scrum business process and digital systems expert. During his time working in the sector, he has successfully driven CRM, ERP, SaaS, cloud, full-stack, and innovation-centric R&D implementation projects. He’s also a certified web, eCommerce, social media expert, and all of this combined means he brings a wealth of knowledge to Digital Upscaler.

Areas of Jason’s expertise that are currently benefitting businesses just like yours:
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Implementation of Digital Workspace Strategies
  • Change Culture
  • Technology Integration
  • Digital Adoption
  • Software Development Life Cycle  



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Prashant Gandabhai
Digital Technology Adviser

Prashant brings a wealth of technology experience to the Digital Upscaler Team. He loves nothing more than helping businesses embrace digital innovation, to achieve their growth potential. Having gained over 20 years of hands-on IT experience, across both the private and public sector, he’s held senior managerial, technical and web development roles, accruing a vast knowledge base that he’s passionate about sharing with our members. 

Prashant works closely with businesses across our region, specialising in key areas of digital architecture and implementation including:

  • Ecommerce
  • Software Development
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Connectivity 
  • Digital Strategic Planning
  • Funding and Tendering procedures


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Tom Conway
Digital Technology Adviser

Enjoying a varied career that began running his own software development business, Tom has worked across a wide variety of business sectors. Over his many years in the industry, he’s developed the experience, skills, and knowledge needed to deliver intensive technology expertise to clients, including coaching & mentoring for high growth businesses and digital consultancy services to SMEs.

Areas of Tom’s expertise that are currently benefitting businesses just like yours:
  • Digital Solutions 
  • Business Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Business Planning and Growth 
  • Online Sales and Marketing Strategies
  • Software Development 
  • Networks and Communications