Heather Abrahams
Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Director

Heather has over 25 years’ experience in senior roles within both the private and public sectors. Her roles have included Client Development Consultant, Commercial Manager, Regional Business Development Manager, Account Director, Programme Director, and Investment Executive with organisations such as Capita, Logica, HSBC, QPC Group, Welsh Government, and the Development Bank of Wales.

In her current role as an Innovation & Growth Advisor with BIC Innovation Ltd, Heather helps businesses to identify barriers to growth and overcome innovation challenges to scale internationally. 

She is passionate about supporting SME’s reach their full potential and has great admiration for the dedication and tenacity inherent in these businesses.

Heather’s key personal successes include securing an £8m contract providing a next-generation wide area network for six Local Government partners and securing substantial sales for a first to market software solution for the global telecoms market whilst working for a UK scaleup company. 

Having assisted many SMEs to access funding including Angel, debt, mezzanine, and equity investment as well as her experience gained working at a senior level in a scaleup company, Heather understands the challenges from both an institutional investor and scaleup company perspective and is ideally placed to assist the companies on the scaleup programme.

Heather is a member of CIPP and CIPFA. 

In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with family, yoga, playing the saxophone, walking, and researching local history.

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