The role of the Advisory Group is to advise on the strategic direction of the Centre, monitor the progress of activities against the agreed objectives and support the spread of the Enterprise Research Centre’s research. The Advisory Group is chaired by Lucy Armstrong.

The ERC also have Advisory Panel members with a strong interest and stake in research on small and medium sized business growth. Members of the Advisory panel support us in shaping the key questions driving our research and scope of each project. They also help to distill implications for policy and practice and ensure the findings of ERC research are shared. 

If you are interested in becoming a panel member for any of our  2016 – 2018 projects , please get in touch.

Dr Adam Marshall

Advisory Group

Adam is Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC). He joined the BCC in July 2009, and is responsible for representing the interests of the Chamber of Commerce network - with 52 accredited Chambers and over 100,000 member businesses across the UK - in Whitehall, Westminster and the media.

Lee Hopley

Advisory Group

Lee is Chief Economist at the EEF where she leads EEF’s work on the economy and industrial policy. This encompasses both macro-economic issues and matters relating to productivity and competitiveness. Lee coordinates work on issues including investment, tax, innovation and energy.

Lucy Armstrong

Advisory Group Chair

Lucy is Chair of the ERC Advisory Board and Chief Executive at the Alchemists which she joined after an early career in private equity, corporate development and headhunting with 3i plc, Courtaulds Textiles and Tyzack.

Professor John Anderson

Advisory Group

John is Chief Executive at the Entrepreneurial Exchange. He is a well known specialist in entrepreneurship and new venture creation in Scotland. John brings considerable experience of emerging and high growth companies to his role as Chief Executive of The Entrepreneurial Exchange.

Rosa Wilkinson

Director of Innovation and Strategic Communication

Rosa Wilkinson is Director of Innovation and Strategic Communication at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). Her focus is on building policy and action to help give IP users and creators the confidence to manage IP effectively and on ensuring that IP features appropriately in other strands of government policy. Rosa also leads IPO’s external communications.