Dr Vicki Belt

Deputy Director of Impact and Engagement

Vicki is Deputy Director of Impact and Engagement at the ERC, and is responsible for communicating and maximising the value of ERC research to stakeholders. She has worked for over a decade at the interface between research and policy, and was previously an Assistant Director at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

Professor Stephen Roper

Director - ERC

Steve is Director of the Centre and Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School (WBS). His research interests include innovation, enterprise growth and development, regional development, and industrial policy evaluation.

Professor Mark Hart

Deputy Director - ERC

Mark is Deputy Director of the ERC and Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Aston Business School. At the Centre he is responsible for the research theme focusing on Business Demography, Productivity, Local Growth and Business Support. At Aston University he is also one of the Programme Directors and Academic Lead for the national Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme and has worked and published extensively in the areas of entrepreneurship, enterprise and small business development and policy.