Scaleup North East Expands

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Scaleup North East has expanded the teams’ skills and expertise with the appointment of Mark Harrison joining the team as a Scaleup Partner.

Leaving his native North-East in the Mid 80’s to move to Frankfurt then Munich, Mark worked as a programmer at the European and German National Space programmes for 10 years on numerous satellite projects as well as Space Shuttle Missions and the International Space Station Columbus. He received a NASA achievement award for his work on the ROSAT X-Ray telescope mission. Marks specialities include digital and commercial strategy, internationalisation, growth, sales and marketing, product development and positioning.

Mark joins Scaleup Partners; Craig Huntingdon, Tony Brooks, Angelina Bell, and Jon Symonds. Together they bring more than 100 years of industry experience; founding, leading, scaling, and selling businesses across several sectors and through The Scale Up North East programme, they provide all the necessary financial, operational, HR, leadership, commercial, international, and digital support needed to meet business objectives.

Programme Manager, Sarah Pavlou commented:

“I extend a huge welcome to Mark, together with the Scaleup North East partners knowledge, experience and enthusiasm will help us to grow and maintain our excellent reputation helping businesses to scale.”

Scaleup North East is designed for companies with the potential to grow through significant growth by the year 2021.  The programme aims to work with 650 businesses that can demonstrate the required desire and potential to achieve high levels of growth in this time.

RTC North is delivering Scaleup North East in partnership with North East Local Enterprise Partnership and is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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