Vicki Belt

Deputy Director

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).

Stephen Roper

Director - ERC

Stephen Roper is Professor of Enterprise at Warwick Business School, Director of the Enterprise Research Centre - ERC ( and Co-Director of the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE)

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 Mark leads on business growth and productivity research to understand the dynamics of the private sector over time and the role of SMEs as well as contributing to the work on growth ambition and access to finance.