Wed 9th Aug 2017
NI Chamber’s new Head of SME Development to help firms scale-up
Tanya Anderson has been appointed Head of SME Development at Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) is further boosting its innovative Learn Grow Excel programme with the appointment of Tanya Anderson as Head of SME Development.
Tanya will be responsible for advising and assisting members to successfully achieve their growth strategy which is a central plank of Learn Grow Excel.
The initiative was launched last year and is designed to support growing companies at every stage of development and encourage more export activity in Northern Ireland. Tanya will provide one-to-one support to companies in the early stages of growth or interested in scaling up and expanding into export markets.
Welcoming Tanya to her new role, Ann McGregor, NI Chamber Chief Executive said:
“We are delighted that Tanya has been appointed as Head of SME Development at NI Chamber. As well as corporate members, NI Chamber has a large number of SMEs in its membership and we are keen to help them achieve their potential.
“Tanya will be the central contact for SMEs at NI Chamber. Her appointment offers local companies the opportunity to tap into one to one support as well as becoming part of a group of like-minded business people who can interact to support each other and add scale to their businesses.”
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Tanya previously worked within the Banking and Corporate Finance sectors having spent 10 years within Corporate Banking at Danske Bank and 4 years within Corporate Finance at Grant Thornton. Previous responsibilities included raising finance, strategic reviews, company restructures and credit assessment. Tanya spent her early career in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belfast.
Commenting on her new role Tanya said:
“My experience in banking and business advisory firms has given me a real understanding of the issues which SMEs face on a daily basis and I am delighted that through my role I will be able to offer them the help and advice they need as they seek to take their business to the next level.”