Connect to Grow is implemented by international development consultancy IMC Worldwide in partnership with Ashley Insight and Innovation Alchemy. The Connect to Grow team has a wealth of experience working with social enterprise and social innovators, brokering partnerships and running private sector development programmes. The team has a local presence in India, Africa and the United Kingdom.
David has a background in supporting new and growing businesses. In 1980, he co-founded Project North East (PNE), one of the UK’s leading enterprise and economic development agencies, and was its chief executive for 20 years. Read more
Baiju Vaidya is a Senior Consultant at IMC Worldwide and Deputy Team Leader for Connect to Grow (Connect). Baiju is an expert in enterprise support and innovation promotion, with a wide range of skills acquired through working with MSMEs, corporates, NGOs, and government. Read more
Daniel is a Partnership Manager for Connect and leads the programme’s communication with enterprises. Read more
Nada supports the programme by coordinating with intermediaries and outreaching to enterprises. Read more
As Programme Manager, Graham is involved in coordination and administration, managing contracts, finances, budget and grant spend. Read more
As Results Director on Connect to Grow Caroline is responsible for the overall tracking and reporting of progress, and for the lesson-learning and exchange component Read more
Carolin manages the programme’s results and reporting activities and is also a Partnership Manager on the programme. Read more
Lara manages and coordinates the knowledge creation and dissemination activities of Connect to Grow. Read more
Anne manages and coordinates the social media strategy for Connect to Grow. Read more
Parvathi is Managing Director, Innovation Alchemy Consulting, and the India Delivery Lead for the Connect to Grow programme. Read more
Gautam Shivaswamy is a Senior Project Manager at Innovation Alchemy and is the Deputy India Delivery for the Connect to Grow programme. Read more
The Connect to Grow team also has a network of strategic partners that are supporting the programme as well as a large network of sector specific experts in South Asia and Africa that will be mobilised to provide suitable technical assistance to enterprises setting up partnership ventures through the programme.