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Brunel/Co-Innovate: Business Investment Accelerator Programme - Pre-Programme

BIA Programme 23 Nov-min
This workshop is a pre-event delivered by Co-Innovate Brunel in partnership with Business Board Room and Natwest Business.

Co-Innovate Business Investment Accelerator Programme in partnership with NatWest & Business Board Room. A programme which will get you ready to pitch to our potential funders and investors.

Pre-Event Agenda:

  • Networking
  • Q&A with Stewart Smith-Natwest Business & Sukhi Wahiwala - Business Board Room
  • Introduction to Co-Innovate Business Investment Accelerator Programme
  • Coffee Break with a Purpose

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 - 6:30PM – 8:30PM 

Guest Speakers

Stewart Smith – Local Enterprise Manager NatWest

Stewart is the local enterprise manager for North and North West London. He works with others organisations such as Brunel University London to make sure local businesses thrive. In practical terms this involves helping them to grow through learning, networking and securing funding.

Stewart’s main aim is to support and deliver local events and to assist business development through his customer contacts and professional referrals.

Sukhi Wahiwala - Strategic Business Mentor

Sukhi Wahiwala is a successful serial Entrepreneur building and establishing a “Small Business Empire” and harnessing 7 generations of business success has become an established multimillionaire. Sukhis own unique methodology called "The SynaGus Method" creates clear, simple to follow strategies, to grow businesses and emotional intelligence, to reshape the bottom line profit & stability of thousands of Companies and individual lives around the world. Sukhi also Invests and Assists, through Mentoring, Multiple Companies across the Globe. 

The Business BoardRoom is an invitation only Business Mastermind, Networking and Mentoring Programme, exclusively run by Sukhi Wahiwala.

Craig Aitken - Brunel Business School

Craig is a very experienced Senior Executive with a solid background in seeding, growing and exiting high growth businesses in complex sectors. With a focus on financial and operational management he specialises in identifying operational efficiencies that enhance the profitability and effectiveness of a business or business unit. He is expert at identifying and capitalising on opportunities to maximise profitability and create significant shareholder value

Craig is now working with Brunel ocal business owners develop the skills, and identify the opportunities, that will contribute to the growth of their businesses.

Workshop Facilitator

Naima Omasta-Milsom – Co-Innovate Innovation Director

Naima Omasta-Milsom, Innovation Director for Brunel University Co-Innovate project, under the Co-Innovate Journeys. Naima has nearly 20 years’ experience in business support and project management. She is also a Founder and Director of non-for profit, London Business Partnership Ltd (2012) a business support organisation that offers support and help to London’s SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Why Co-Innovate and NatWest?

Co-Innovate at Brunel University London and its network of partners have already worked with over 900 London businesses since the programme started in 2012. Brunel University London has a global reputation of excellence in research, student employability and commercial impact.

Your business could be the perfect candidate for help and support through the Co-Innovate programme. We work with partner organisations like NatWest to gather and share expertise with owner-managers like you.

Why not get to know us better? Register for this event and see what we might do for you. When you have registered we will be in touch and will provide you with the joining instructions.

Any questions? Please contact