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Meet the Team

Jo Derbyshire

Jo Derbyshire

CEO

Jo has a background in IP commercialisation, having spent more than 25 years in the innovation and enterprise sector. Jo is recognised in the industry for establishing the Loughborough Innovation Centre, where she was the managing director for 15 years.

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Rehman Rafiq

Dr Rehman Rafiq

Senior Proposal Writer

Rehman holds a PhD in materials sciences. He is a highly-experienced writer of bids, tender responses and proposal applications, achieving outstanding successes across a variety of funding programmes, both in the UK and EC, on behalf of clients and consultancies.

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Paul Farmery

Paul Farmery

Chief Operations Officer

Paul is a specialist in procurement and leads the Cresco tendering team. Paul has previously been supply chain manager for blue chip companies, including National Grid and Balfour Beatty.

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Phil Crosland

Phil Crosland

Director of Proposal Writing

Phil holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering and has worked as a technologist, project manager, research funding bid author, key knowledge holder, bid manager and funding acquisition quality manager. He has delivered more than £19million to clients.

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