Head of Services
Coast to Capital
Coast to Capital is the strategic economic partnership that drives the economic strategy for the area including Greater Brighton, East Surrey, Croydon and West Sussex.
Coast to Capital has recently published its Strategic Economic Plan, Gatwick 360. We also provide a fully funded business support service though the Growth Hub which has supported 9,500 small and medium sized businesses. Coast to Capital’s Enterprise Adviser Network service strategically links schools and colleges with business leaders in order to develop careers education and progression routes.
As the Head of Services, Malcolm is responsible for business support operational delivery at Coast to Capital including the Growth Hub, the Growth Champion network and the Coast to Capital Escalator Programme. He is responsible for foreign direct investment working with local partners and is a key partner in the delivery of international export trade support in partnership with the Department for International Trade.
Malcolm has experience of working with companies of all sizes from start-up firms to multinational organisations. Prior to joining Coast to Capital, Malcolm led his own consultancy, specialising in connecting UK and overseas business service providers with potential clients. He has been a Partnership and Stakeholder Manager for Business Link London based in Croydon and an award winning Business Adviser.
Malcolm is a keen advocate of entrepreneurship and has been Start-Up Champion in Croydon, a Young Enterprise Business Adviser, a volunteer mentor and Business Adviser for disadvantaged individuals including entrepreneurs with disabilities.