Jamie Smith – Business Start-up Manager
Business Start-up Manager
As a manager of the Breakthrough business start-up programme, Jamie works on design and delivery of the programme as well as coaching start-ups one-to-one.
He’s a co-founder and director of Falmouth marketing and design agency Eight Wire where he has helped more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses to grow through digital marketing and communications strategy and delivery.
Having played a key role in running and developing this high-growth enterprise, Jamie has first-hand experience in the challenges that face growing businesses.
In 2015 he managed the SPARKTANK business accelerator programme for Northumbria University. This was a three-month incubator programme that helped 12 businesses to measure their ideas using the lean start-up methodology and test the market.
Also an experienced journalist, Jamie loves finding new ways of communicating business development techniques to enable people to build businesses. He is constantly creating new tools and is particularly interested in value proposition and minimum viable product.
For Jamie, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a business succeed or grow more quickly having been through one of our support programmes.