The BE Group is one of the UK’s most innovative specialists in business improvement. We provide a comprehensive portfolio of services that help businesses to become more productive, profitable and competitive.


    Martyn Pellew (Chair)

    Martyn has extensive industrial sector experience gathered from his time working at various high profile companies across the UK and abroad. He has held the positions of Group Development Director and then Board member of PD Ports. He is currently President of the British Chambers of Commerce.


      Nicki Clark

      Nicki is Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for BE Group’s Operations function, the Investment Centre and leads on the development and implementation of new key initiatives. Her previous experience has been in international sales and marketing in the soft drinks sector, Export and Brand Manager for a manufacturing business operating in the FMCG sector, new product development, retail banking and general business development.

      Russel Griggs

        Professor Russel Griggs OBE

        Russel has a wealth of experience in the private, third and public sectors.  He holds a number of non executive positions as well as running his own consultancy business.  His current non executive directorships include Visit Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Lenlyn Group plc and the Department of Employment and Learning for Northern Ireland.  He is also Chair of the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh as well as Chair of Dumfries and Galloway College.


          Geoff Hodgson

          Geoff’s broad management background underlines his all round expertise across a wide number of business disciplines. Working within the private sector he has started businesses, run businesses and sold businesses.


            Alastair MacColl

            Before joining BE Group, Alastair worked in newspapers and media related businesses across the UK for almost twenty years, leading publishing businesses for Trinity Mirror plc and the Daily Mail and General Trust Group. Alastair is Deputy Chair of Teesside University Board of Governors, Chair of Teesside Business School Advisory Council and a member of the Leadership Board of Tees Valley Unlimited.


              Lucy Winskell

              Over her distinguished career in law, Lucy has become a key figure in the North East business community. Lucy has recently taken up the post of Pro-Vice Chancellor with Northumbria University where she will pursue her keen interest in strengthening links between the region’s public sector, university, schools and businesses.

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