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Our Commitment to ESG icon

Our Commitment to ESG

Having a positive impact is part of our corporate DNA

Our commitment to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

Our mission at Newable is to make sustainable profits by helping other businesses to thrive. 

We do this by providing products and services in three key areas: Money, Advice and Workspace.
We’ve been dedicated to our mission for almost 40 years now, and in this time we’ve helped
thousands of businesses start up, sustain and scale their businesses.

 

We are committed to acting responsibly across all of the activities we undertake. This commitment underpins our approach to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance and is demonstrated through our pledge to:

  • Contribute to economic development by helping other businesses to thrive.
  • Deliver sustainability for a better world.
  • Operate transparently and responsibly in all that we do.

Contributing to inclusive economic growth

Diversity and Inclusion
Providing a Great Place to Work
Continuous Professional Development
Health and Wellbeing
Supporting Small Businesses
Alleviate the Impact of COVID-19

We drive inclusive economic growth through our business support services whilst providing a great place to work and positively impacting the communities around us.

In our contribution to the Global Goal of Decent Work and Economic Growth we are supporting sustained and inclusive economic growth that drives progress and creates decent jobs. Each year, we support over 43,000 businesses at the heart of the UK economy. We do this through the provision of products and services in three key areas: Money, Advice and Workspace.

We are continually striving to ensure that Newable is a great place to work, where our people demonstrate our values in everything they do and where their contributions are welcomed and recognised.

Delivering sustainability for the better future

Carbon Neutrality
Optimising Energy Consumption
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Care for our local environment
Reducing Waste

We aim to optimise our inputs, reduce our outputs and be an advocate for sustainability at every opportunity.

Newable embraces the challenge and it is our ambition to be a sustainable business leader, not only by achieving green growth ourselves but also by enabling our clients, suppliers and stakeholders to do the same.

We need to limit our impact on the environment and address climate change for our clients, our company and the world. Everyone must play their part in this and, as a trusted adviser to companies globally, it is our responsibility to ensure the growth that we deliver is sustainable.

Operating transparently and responsibly in all that we do.

Transparency
Safeguarding Human Rights
Responsible Supply Chain
Prevent Bribery and Corruption
Managing Future Risks and Opportunities

Newable maintains transparency across our business. We operate a fair, honest and responsible supply chain and safeguard human rights.

Newable is committed to the highest standards of corporate governance. Our Group Board is responsible for ensuring that we have the structure, strategy and people to deliver corporate governance that is effective, visible and transparent.

We have also committed to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board framework for 2021/22 and will adopt the requirements of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures from March 2022 onwards.

Meet the team

Sehri Mirza

Project Manager

Sehri leads on various programmes at Newable that provide economic growth support to entrepreneurs and SMEs from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds/communities, i.e. female entrepreneurs and ethnic minorities. 

Lyca Amichia

Head of Human Resources

Lyca is a HR professional with 9 years of managing all aspects of HR, business partnering, Retail Management experience, understanding internal and external customer demands and being commercially aware in order to support the business goals and help the company achieve its mission and vision. Lycas role as Head of Human Resources ensures that our social policies are curated and deployed for maximum impact on our employees and our communities.  

Brendon Simpson

Head of Risk

Brendon joined Newable in 2017 and heads up our Risk department. With experience in product development, project management, private equity, start-ups, and risk management, Brendon has a wealth of experience in bringing new products and services to market in a sustainably focused manner. 

Ruth Collier

Group Head of Marketing

Ruth joined Newable in 2017, and now heads up our Marketing and Communications department. Ruth supports the ESG strategy through our communications to our employees, customers and various other stakeholders. 

Morgan Pierstorff

Business Development and Sales Director

Morgan joined Newable in September 2019 and leads the America Made Easy programme. With experience working at both the state and federal level advising SMEs on global growth strategies and recruiting investment across Europe, Morgan has a wealth of experience promoting inward investment to the US. Morgan studied political science at Kentucky Wesleyan College and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College where she graduated as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. Morgan also holds an MBA from Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany where she studied leadership and supply chain management.

Chloe Kuder

Operations & Network Manager

Chloe joined Newable Ventures in January 2019 and takes care of everything relating to the running of Newable Ventures operations and its Business Angels network.
Prior to joining Newable Ventures, Chloe worked for over 3 years at the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) in Brussels, Belgium where she is from.

Chris Manson

Chief Executive Officer

Chris joined Newable in January 2016. As CEO, Chris leads the Executive Team and is responsible for setting and delivering Newable’s ambitious growth agenda and business transformation.

Chris is a Chartered Accountant having qualified at PwC and was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for London in 2005.

Chris has started, scaled and sold three businesses. His most profitable venture was the interactive shopping channel company ‘sit-up Ltd’, sold to Virgin Media for £194 million. His previous roles also include directing commercial operations for Chelsea Football Club and working for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group.

Mike Walsh

Chief Governance Officer

Mike joined Newable in January 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, becoming Chief Governance Officer in November 2021, Mike’s core responsibilities  are now on governance related responsibilities  including Risk Management, Compliance, Board administration, Company Secretarial, Group Insurances and Internal Audit.

Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has worked for some 40 years in the financial services sector. Mike has worked mainly in asset management, including at Invesco/LGT  as Group Financial Controller and has held senior CFO and COO positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management,  Barclays Global Investors and prior to joining Newable was Global COO at Apax Partners.

Monica Whitefield

Chief People Officer

Monica joined Newable in January 2014. As a member of the Executive Team, Monica is responsible for the strategic leadership, advice and support to our people by enabling an engaging, healthy and positive workplace environment. She leads on initiatives to attract and retain the best talent by promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace culture that encourages and supports career development, wellbeing and equality of human rights.

She is also a Board sponsor for Newable’s ESG strategy and Executive lead for Newable’s social commitments.

Monica is a qualified MCIPD professional with expertise in delivering an effective people service and driving organisational change. She has over 25 years’ experience holding senior people/HR positions within the commercial, financial and not-for-profit sectors including at Bloodwise, the British Board of Film Classification, the Food and Drink Federation and Pitney Bowes Finance plc.

Mashudul Karim

Chief Information Officer

Mashudul joined Newable in 2005 and is a member of the Executive Team. He provides strategic leadership, advice and support on information technology including risk and security matters. He supports business operations through the development of digital services and solutions and leads Newable Digital, which provides technology products and services to external clients.

In addition to technology, Mashudul is passionate about the environment and is the executive lead on environmental matters for Newable. As part of this role, he is the Board sponsor as well as a member of the Newable Environmental Team, which works under the direction of the Environmental and Social Impact Committee to deliver on the environmental commitments set out in Newable’s ESG Vision (https://newable.co.uk/our-commitment-to-esg/).

Mashudul previously worked for University College London and for Astron Group, Europe’s leading provider of business process outsourcing solutions, which is now part of RR Donnelley.

Ketevan Moseshvili

Managing Director, Business Development, Advice

Ketevan Moseshvili joined Newable in 2005 and is Managing Director of Newable’s advisory business. Her remit includes working with key partners such as the Department for International Trade (delivering export advice for many thousands of companies in London and the South East), Innovate UK, Enterprise Europe Network and the GLA. Ketty also leads Newable’s Social Impact team.

A trained chemical engineer, Ketty is fluent in four languages.

Her commercial experience includes establishing and running large successful FMCG sales teams in  Europe.

Sehri Mirza
Lyca Amichia
Brendon Simpson
Ruth Collier
Newable CEO