Meet The Team

 

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Dewi Gray - Business Start-Up Manager

Dewi provides support for students and graduates across Cardiff Met that are looking to set up their own business. You can often find him around each of the five academic schools giving talks and lectures promoting entrepreneurship.  He also runs workshops in practical business skills and provides one-to-one support.

A former student of Cardiff Met, Dewi worked in Hospitality for 8 years before setting up his own Events and Catering business providing back stage catering for some of the UKs largest festivals. In 2017 he sold the business to open a café bar in Pontypridd and plans to open a second in the next year. Additionally, he has organised countless other events at other venues around Wales including the Motorpoint Arena. Prior to joining the team, Dewi worked on European exchange projects delivering workshops abroad in hospitality and enterprise. This led him to working with the Norwegian immigration service and delivering entrepreneurship workshops in Athens in 2015.

He is a big believer in getting up early and your hands dirty.

To contact Dewi
Call 029 2041 6334
Email: dgray@cardiffmet.ac.uk





Steve Aicheler - Entrepreneurship Engagement Manager

Steve graduated from Cardiff University in 2000 and promptly started his first business venture. This innovative ecommerce company was the Welsh winner of the Ecommerce Awards three years in a row, one of the first businesses incubated by @Wales and traded successfully for 12 years.

With over 15 years of hands on business experience Steve brings to the team skills in business administration and a practical knowledge of the business environment. Steve's interests lie in small business finance and in ensuring that potential entrepreneurs have developed the skills required to take a step back from the business idea and to ensure that they can create a viable and successful business from a financial standpoint. Steve also has practical experience of many issues which are of relevance to new entrepreneurs such as HR, health and safety, company registration and bookkeeping requirements and is therefore able to ensure that entrepreneurs are able to access the advice that they need.

Steve has been a member of the team in the Centre for Entrepreneurship since 2013 and is responsible for extra-curricular engagement and jointly responsible for start-up support and the incubation/accelerator programme.

To contact Steve
Call 029 2041 6338
Email: saicheler@cardiffmet.ac.uk 


Giorgia Rescigno- Marketing, Events and Administration Officer

Giorgia graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University and went onto starting her own sports events business with help from the Centre for Entrepreneurship and its accelerator programme. 

With experience in events management from her business and an MSc in Sports Broadcasting Giorgia brings new ways of promoting the centre and the events that run. Passionate about student entrepreneurship you will see Giorgia at events run by the centre, interacting with students or giving lecture shout outs.     

Giorgia is the newest addition to the team and is responsible for organising extra- curricular activities, promoting events that the Centre runs and help develop marketing material. 

To contact Giorgia
Call 029 2041 6335
Email: grescigno@cardiffmet.ac.uk


Hannah Willis- Marketing, Events and Administration Officer

Hannah graduated with an Event Management degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2015, and has since worked in a variety of marketing and events roles within the sports sectors, as well as a PR role within an agency environment.

In 2017, Hannah set up her own gluten free cake company after noticing a demand for allergen friendly special occasion cakes following her own diagnosis of coeliac disease.

Working alongside Giorgia within the Centre, Hannah is responsible for event planning, marketing & social media, engagement with students, and the delivery of extra-curricular entrepreneurship activities. 

Outside of work and cakes, Hannah is actively involved with a semi-professional rugby team supporting the clubs’ marketing, PR and social media requirements. 

To contact Hannah
Call 029 2041 6335
Email: HWillis@cardiffmet.ac.uk