GrowBiz Staff

We have a small dedicated team of people to make GrowBiz happen on a day to day basis - like meeting with clients, arranging events and running our meetings

Jackie Brierton

Jackie Brierton

Jackie is our Enterprise Co-ordinator has more than 30 years experience in business and enterprise and, in addition to establishing and running a number of businesses, she has been CEO of three enterprise development agencies including the UK’s first women’s enterprise centre (Wellpark). She is passionate about helping people to realise their potential through enterprise, and was awarded an MBE for services to enterprise in 2008.

Alan Garratt

Our Mentoring Co-ordinator, Alan is an experienced adviser, with expertise in business development, business strategy and Intellectual Property.

Merle Palmer

Merle is our Enterprise Co-ordinator for Eastern Perthshire and Kinross-shire. Merle runs her own genealogy business. 

Bravo Nyamudoka

Bravo is our Enterprise Co-ordinator for the Strathearn area, as well as running his own I.T. business.




Alison Powrie

Alison, who is our Marketing Assistant, runs her own business providing marketing, admin and events organisation and management support to small businesses and organisations.