Director, Tech North Advocates
Naomi Timperley runs Coo Digital and co-runs (with Volker Hirsch) Tech North Advocates, a network of tech and digital entrepreneurs, leaders, investors and experts who support tech startups and growth businesses to find new investment, talent and growth in the North of England. She is also a mentor, speaker, trainer and connector. A BBC Dragons Den survivor with Baby Loves Disco, she previously ran a youth enterprise and employability company called Enterprise Lab which was a support force for young people, helping them become more employable and giving them an entrepreneurial mindset. In 2014 she was nominated for the European Mentoring & Coaching Council Mentoring Award and was named in 2015 in the “Maserati 100” – a definitive list of Britain’s most successful business leaders actively supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs by Maserati and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE). She is a huge fan of digital and trains, speaks and blogs about it as well studying for a MSc in Digital Marketing at MMU Business School.