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Siobhán Oates

Siobhán Oates

Business consultant, South East Business & Innovation Centre

Siobhán is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience both in practice & industry.

Siobhán works as a business consultant with South East Business & Innovation Centre. Her role is to advise entrepreneurs and small companies on all aspects of business planning and development, with a special emphasis on financial planning and sourcing funding. She is also the HBAN co-ordinator in the south east region and matches individual private investors with pre-screened investment opportunities in start-up, early stage and developing business. Her role also involves the creation of a community of investors in the region. 

Siobhán is currently involved with a transnational project SuNse ‘Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs’. In which partners from across Europe are working together to develop social entrepreneurship hubs, to act as local points for stimulating community driven economic activity in disadvantaged regions. SuNSE will support social entrepreneurs to start and grow social businesses.