See who is behind Serious Impact

Paul Hughes
Director of Enterprise Support
Neil Prem
Head of Enterprise Engagement

Part-time innovation obsessor

Full-time chief troublemaker

Paul’s background is as a professional advisor and mentor in finance, strategy & planning, corporate development and fundraising. Paul lays down his free time in service to his offspring overlords.

Part-time powerlifter

Full-time chief encouragement officer

Neil has helped hundreds of business leaders to define and communicate their mission. He qualified as a coach in 2001 and has helped train over 600 coaches in 4 countries. When not lifting spirits Neil is lifting weights – he’s currently training to compete at the 2016 British Powerlifting Championships.

Michael Duggan
Innovation Lab Technician
Emma Mee
Accelerator Programme Manager 

Part-time history twister

Full-time gadget tinkerer

Michael is an expert when it comes to making and testing gadgets. He puts his considerable talents to use helping entrepreneurs get to grips with the state-of-the-art equipment in the Innovation Lab. He spends his weekends wearing a lace-trimmed ruff and doublet for public history demonstrations.

Part-time eco warrior


Emma works alongside the region’s entrepreneurs who are looking to make a positive impact.

Emma has impressive experience working with start-ups, and has been active in the enterprise community. Once named an ‘eco-warrior’ and working in sustainability for twelve years, Emma believes in the importance of creating impact on the world.

Mike Greene
Entrepreneur in Residence
Anna Urbanska
Business support associate 

Mike Greene is a serial entrepreneur, Secret Millionaire, author and passionate advocate for Peterborough. He has volunteered his time to offer 1-2-1 advice and mentoring to Serious Impact ventures, based at Allia Future Business Centre Peterborough on Thursdays.
An accomplished and well-known business entrepreneur and angel investor, Mike is also a Director/Chairman of nine companies including, trade associations, charities, marketing and retail organisations.

Ania Karbownik
Administrative Assistant

The first point of contact for newcomers to the programme, Ania keeps the Serious Impact ship running smoothly, and more importantly keeps the rest of the team out of trouble!