Meet the team

Martin Garratt, Chief Executive

Martin is the founder and Chief Executive of Cambridge Cleantech.

Martin supports members by encouraging supply chain opportunities for companies in the sector, enabling shared experience of innovative growth businesses and providing collective services such as access to finance, government regulatory updates and links to international partners.

Previously, Martin was the Environmental Manager for IBM, has undertaken governmental liaison roles whilst working for Boots the Chemists and was one of the UK’s first City Centre Managers in Nottingham.

He graduated from the University of Manchester with an Honours degree in Town and Country Planning and a Bachelor of Planning focused on environmental issues. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

 

Sam Goodall, International Projects Manager

Sam Goodall is the International Projects Manager at Cambridge Cleantech. He is experienced in project planning, stakeholder management and sustainability and has extensive experience working as a large business support consultant.

He is an expert in EU project management, and has a lot of experience developing and delivering EU projects in line with procedural and financial requirements. Sam is currently in charge of the ERDF-funded projects in which Cambridge Cleantech is involved.

 

Sylvie Russell, Operations Manager

Sylvie is the Operations Manager at Cambridge Cleantech. Her role is to ensure that Cambridge Cleantech members, partners and the team have the best experience.

She has worked in senior roles in international companies, from SMEs and charities to large multi-national brands. Sylvie manages our busy events roster, including the prestigious Cleantech Venture Day, and acts as a focal point for members and partners.

With a French Baccalaureat and a 4-year international business and management degree, her career has taken her to Monaco, the UK, Spain and Uruguay, providing her with experiences that have helped shape her understanding of different cultures and working environments. With every role and challenge, her aim has always been to ensure that everything goes smoothly for everyone involved.

 

Camila Vila-Echague, European Projects Coordinator

Camila is the European Projects Coordinator at Cambridge Cleantech. She has a 5-year business and administration degree, and ten years of experience in strategic marketing and project management.

After working for the airline, real state and hospitality sectors in Chile, she moved to Cambridge where she developed an interest in sustainability and social innovation.

Her role in Cambridge Cleantech focuses on matching corporate innovation needs with SMEs and startups, and working along with our European partners to manage and deliver the Scale-Up and SCIFI Interreg projects.

 

Cinthya Anand, Communications Manager 

Cinthya Anand is the Communications Manager for Cambridge Cleantech, where she helps to connect startups and SMEs working in clean and sustainable technology with the right people who can help them grow.

A former journalist with several years of experience reporting on science and technology, she has a keen interest in supporting ethical and sustainable businesses.

At Cambridge Cleantech, she strives to tell the story behind the organisation and its talented members, who have helped position Cambridge as one of the leading centres for cleantech innovation.

 

Alison Midgley, Accounts Manager

Having worked in bookkeeping for 20 years, Alison started out at a small family business which grew in size to one of the largest suppliers to the road surfacing industry.  She moved to running her own small family landscaping business while starting a family.  Recently, Alison has been supporting two small businesses setting up and working as a bookkeeper for a local PR and Marketing firm. She has a DipRSA in Administration and has trained to AAT level 3 in accounts.

 

 

Auriane Cirasuolo, Communications & Events Assistant  

Auriane is the Communications & Events Assistant at Cambridge Cleantech. Her role includes planning and communicating events and services the company is offering. She also helps in the administrative aspects of different projects such as the ERDF-funded SCALE-UP programme.

Her professional background includes a combination of communication and media-based skills. She studied Media, BA (Hons) at Anglia Ruskin University and was a communication and event intern for BBC Voices in Norwich. Passionate about sustainability and sharing available solutions, she used to be a Greenpeace Speaker.