The British Business Bank has appointed Delyth Edwards to the role of senior manager for the North West. The move follows her role as Business Incubation Programmes Manager at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, within UK Research and Innovation).
At STFC, Delyth focused on the development and growth of the business incubation programmes and initiatives at the Daresbury Campus, plus others across the UK. She previously held roles in innovation management and business incubation management as well as working on industry skills development for Glyndwr University.
Representing the British Business Bank in the region, Delyth will work closely with funding delivery partners, business development agencies and other organisations across the small business finance ecosystem to improve access to financial support.
Delyth Edwards, UK Network Senior Manager, North West at the British Business Bank said:
“Access to finance is vital for smaller businesses to prosper. With the support of British Business Bank funding, businesses can continue to innovate and develop, and I am looking forward to playing my part in that process for businesses across the North West.
“My new role will help support businesses in the region looking to grow access the finance they need to succeed whatever the stage of their development.”
Dr Sophie Dale-Black, UK Network Director, North of England at the British Business Bank, said:
“Delyth will be a valuable asset to the UK Network team going forward, bringing a wealth of experience in supporting the region’s smaller businesses. We look forward to working with her to create a more diverse finance market, support innovative businesses and reduce regional imbalances in access to finance.”