People: Tech Nation; Muse; Stephen Alexander

Birmingham-based entrepreneur, Melissa Snover, has been named as one of the new advisors to Tech Nation.

Joining leaders from the likes of Google Ventures, HSBC Innovation Banking, and Founders Forum, Snover’s experience in the health-tech, manufacturing, and global exporting sectors will help to shape the future of the UK’s tech industry.

In addition to the Tech Nation role, she has also joined Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s Business Commission West Midlands as a commissioner.

This role has been launched to deliver a roadmap for business growth and bases its recommendation on insights from
hundreds of organisations from across the region.

She said: “Firstly, I want to celebrate what’s been a fantastic period of growth for Rem3dy Health, and everyone involved. My recent appointments and the upcoming presentation of the King’s Award for Enterprise highlight the significant impact our work is having, not just within the UK but on a global scale. Our expansion into Europe and Japan signifies the broad-reaching influence and potential of our patented technology, marking a pivotal moment in our journey towards redefining health and nutrition worldwide.

“We’re no longer competing with fellow cities or regions, and organisations like Tech Nation look to harness the opportunity for the entire of the UK to come together to make an impact on an international scale. I am honoured to be able to contribute to that and speak for fellow founders about the support and investment needed to ensure we successfully scale.”


Muse, the nationwide placemaker, has appointed Cate Howe as senior project manager in the Midlands.

Howe arrives with nearly 10 years’ experience delivering new places throughout the Midlands, joining from Cordia UK, she supported the delivery of a range of residential and mixed-use regeneration schemes across Birmingham, including the Great Hampton Street regeneration masterplan.

Cate Howe

Maggie Grogan, managing director at Muse, Midlands, said: “Cate joins us with a strong track record in Birmingham and across the region. Cate knows what it takes to curate a great place and work in partnership to deliver something which genuinely benefits communities.

“Her experience and expertise will play a key role in supporting the team to deliver our pipeline alongside our partners, as we continue to drive positive transformation across the Midlands.”

Howe said: “Muse has a strong vision for the Midlands, and is passionate about delivering social value and sustainable new places across the region. I am looking forward to playing a role in driving forward an exciting portfolio of large-scale regeneration, alongside Muse’s exceptional team.”



Stephen Alexander, the bid, marketing, and business development consultancy, has appointed Anna White as head of marketing to help drive its growth plans and expand its outsourced marketing services.

The firm, which was launched back in July 2022 by Stephen Timmins and Alex Footman, has expanded its team to increase its capacity across its outsourced marketing services as it continues to grow and broaden its offering for SMEs, owner-managed businesses, and corporates.

Stephen Timmins, director, Anna White, head of marketing, and Alex Footman, director

She brings more than 20 years of experience across a range of industry sectors, having led marketing and communication functions for high-growth businesses across the Midlands.

White will work closely with the firm’s clients to support their growth plans, leading its outsourced marketing and communications services and will help to develop the firm’s offerings.

Alex Footman, director, and co-founder said: “We are delighted Anna has joined the team here at Stephen Alexander. Anna is a highly experienced marketing professional and will help us expand our outsourced marketing services and enable us to support even more clients looking to grow their businesses. Since we launched in July 2022, we have had strong demand for all service lines across our bid, marketing, and BD services and bringing in additional marketing expertise will mean we can continue to help businesses win new work.”


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