Our Team

Russell Copley

MD & Principal Consultant

Our MD and Principal Consultant, Russell prides himself on remaining a personal source of contact for each and every Greenborough client, ensuring the needs of the project are delivered to the highest standard by the team.

Russell has worked for over 30 years in a number of business environments, from multi-national plcs, right through to start-ups. He has worked in both private and public sectors, and, almost uniquely, has spent more than 14 years at the interface between the two.

He has developed and managed a number of successful businesses, both for himself, and others, and relishes a challenge.

Current roles, in addition to laeding Greenborough, include CEO of the East Midlands Incubation Network, Midlands Regional Manager for Angels Den, regular speaking engagements, and as a retained business advisor to a number of SME businesses and public projects.


Michelle Davis

Head of Business Development

Michelle is our Head of Business Development, charged with leading on the identification of new funding streams and for driving our marketing and business development activities.  She is the energy and expertise behind our strategic relationships with funders and innovative businesses, and acts as the link between the two.

Michelle has worked in the public sector for over 12 years and joins us following a highly successful career with the University of Lincoln.   Michelle was responsible for helping secure external funding income for commercial research and knowledge transfer activities along with developing long term strategic partnerships.

Specialities: Innovate UK, ERDF, LEP grant funds, bid support, funding application, bid development and curation

Paul Smith

Business Manager

Paul is our Business Manager, responsible for the delivery of our business support programmes and for ensuring that we meet our contract objectives.

A natural salesman; his diverse background covers retail, financial services and healthcare insurance.

Paul joined the team in 2013 and has proven himself to be very adept at managing multiple projects.

Amy Farrell

Business Development Officer

Amy is our Business Development Officer, leading the Marketing and Event portfolios, and the promotion of client networking and communications for Greenborough.

Janet Wilson

Project Administrator Manager

Jan is the glue that sticks the team together.  With extensive experience in business administration (both for her family business and for others), she is the safe pair of hands that ensures that the rest of us can do our jobs so well.

Jan is often the first point of contact for email and phone enquiries, as well as responding to business support enquiries from EMIN and its clients.

Stuart Hartley

Innovation Manager

Stuart has recently joined the Greenborough team as our Innovation Manager, leading the content of our innovation support programmes.  He has vast experience  in helping businesses to innovate to drive productivity.  He also works with a significant number of graduate start-up businesses.

Chloe Powell

Project Administrator

Chloe, our youngest team member, has recently completed her apprenticeship.  It seems like only yesterday she joined the team but we wouldn’t be without her invaluable insights.

Chloe helps organise our administration systems from our Derby office.