Helen is a Founding Board Director of NorthInvest, a not for profit, early stage investment connector for Northern based tech start-ups. In 2020 she founded Fund Her North, a collective of 28 women in VCs and angel groups who’ve come together to support female founders get equal access to finance.

Helen is also a NED, advisor, mentor, investor, and Chair of the Trustees for Smart Works Leeds, a charity which provides coaching and clothing to unemployed women.

Helen has a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs, leaders and Northern based SME’s to reach their potential; helping them to shape and deliver ambitious growth strategies, through simple, actionable steps.

Prior to the launch of NorthInvest Helen was the Managing Director of The Yorkshire Post and The Scotsman.