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Working Groups

SMEs and Regions

If the adoption of 5G technologies by UK industry is to be accelerated, then a key of focus has to be uptake from small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). These businesses make up approximately 99% of all businesses, and 52% of UK business turnover.

This UK5G Working Group’s mission is to engage SMEs in conjunction with regional organisations across the UK, including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England and equivalent bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Working Group will advise on the development a viable and achievable plan for encouraging SME and other business adoption of 5G technologies. This advice may take the form of strategic thinking integrated with regions’ own economic and health and social welfare strategies which will contribute to the formation of future UK-wide policy.

Core Working Group documents

Working group chairs

  • Graham Malley
    Principal Director Digital Manufacturing
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  • Rosemary Kay
    eHealth Cluster
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Working group members

  • Adrian Braine
    CEO & Founder
    Candescence Ltd
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  • Andrew Lambert
    Electronic Media Services
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  • William Hicks
    Head of Infrastructure
    Thames Valley Berkshire LEP
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  • Brendan Crossey
    Healthcare Analytics Limited
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  • Chris Taylor
    Rural Broadband Project Manager
    Shropshire County Council
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  • Colin McLaughlin
    Technology Transfer Manager
    Lancaster University
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  • Claire Caminade
    5G Product Lead
    Digital Catapult
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  • Dejan Bojic
    Associate Director
    Connected Places Catapult
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  • Gary Thompson
    Director of Development
    Staffordshire University
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  • Jessica Ellis
    Programme Manager - Urban Connected Communities
    Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
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  • Jon Egley
    D2N2 Digital Delivery Manager
    East Midlands Chamber
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  • Jonathan Davies
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  • kieran arnold
    Director of Ubiquitous Connectivity & General Manager Westcott BIC
    Satellite Applications Catapult
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  • Lucy Cross
    Business Development Manager
    Black Country Growth Hub
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  • Lesley Holt
    West Midlands 5G
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  • David Happy
    Telint Ltd
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  • Peter Curnow-Ford
    Viatec Associates
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  • Peter Marshall
    Portfolio Markering Manager
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  • Sarah Eynon
    Associate Director
    Scottish Futures Trust
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  • Antony Corfield
    Programme Manager (Sector Development)
    West of England Combined Authority
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  • Ste Ashton
    Programme Manager Economy & Infrastructure
    Worcestershire County Council
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  • Jennifer Wells
    Knowledge Exchange Manager
    University of Brighton
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