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.

Learn more about our expert team of advisers:


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Paul Humphreys
Head of Scale Up Services
Paul is Head of Scale Up Services, leading the East Midlands Chamber Scale Up Services team which includes programmes that support business innovation, internationalisation, strategy development and technology adoption. He is passionate about supporting both existing and ambitious Scale Up businesses helping develop and implement their strategies for growth. Paul joined the East Midlands Chamber in June 2017 working within the D2N2 Growth Hub team before moving to the regions UpScaler programme, supporting high growth and growth ambitious businesses across. Paul combines this leadership role with client advisory support – still part of his DNA.

Contact Details: 
Email: Paul.Humphreys@emc-dnl.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 320 0333
Mobile: 07876 865 440
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David Dobson
Digital Technology Adviser

With more than 30 years IT experience across many industry sectors, David started in IT support and as a certified systems engineer (Microsoft, Novell & Dell). David progressed into senior IT and project management roles, and over the last 20 years working as a self-employed IT/Business Consultant providing bespoke creative solutions.

His clients benefit from his extensive advice and support across digital; ecommerce, IT infrastructure, web development, social media, alongside strategic development and planning with imaginative, out-of-the-box thinking.

As a certified Robbins-Madanes Life/Business Coach, David brings a level of mindfulness and understanding around the needs of the people making use of these digital solutions.

Contact Details:
Email: David.Dobson@emc-dnl.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 320 0333
Mobile: 07920 336 458
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Jason Roper
Digital Technology Adviser
Jason has a long, successful career in people-centric digital business transformation, change culture, technology integration, digital adoption and business development that has resulted in high value, high efficiency project delivery.  With extensive experience across the telecoms industry, a qualified and certified web, eCommerce, social media & marketing expert and driven many successful CRM, ERP, SaaS, cloud, full-stack and innovation-centric R&D implementation projects, he has a hands-on approach to collaboration with teams and customers and he drives, champions and delivers valuable and effective ‘people first, systems second’ Digital Workspace Strategies. 



Contact Details: 
Email: Jason.Roper@emc-dnl.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 320 0333
Mobile: 07388 379 407
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Digital Technology Adviser
Prashant is the Digital Business Adviser, supporting businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire. He is responsible for providing business support, advice and guidance to SMEs on how they can enhance and grow their business with the use of digital technology and IT.  He also supports SMEs in the application process for the technology grant scheme being offered as part of the Digital Growth Programme.

With over 20 years’ of IT experience working in both private and public sectors, Prashant brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. He is able to provide extensive support and advice in a number of digital services including ecommerce, software development, IT Infrastructure, connectivity, mobility and digital strategic planning.
 

Contact Details: 
Email: Prashant.Gandabhai@emc-dnl.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 320 0333
Mobile: 07776 594 180
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Tom Conway
Digital Technology Adviser
Tom is the Digital Business Adviser for businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire. He is responsible for providing business support, advice and guidance to SME’s on how they can enhance and grow their business with the use of digital technology and IT.  He also provides support and guidance in the application process for the Technology Grant scheme being offered as part of the Digital Growth Programme.

With over 17 years’ experience in business coaching, mentoring, business planning and growth strategies as well as a technical background in software development and networks - Tom is able to provide extensive support and digital advice to SMEs.

Contact Details: 
Email: Tom.Conway@emc-dnl.co.uk 


 

 

 

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