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: GreenSoul, Scale UP and SCI-FI.
Sylvie Russell, Operations Manager
With a French Baccalaureat in Biology and a 4-year international business and management degree, her studies have taken her to the UK, Spain and Uruguay, providing her with experiences that have helped shape her understanding of different cultures and working environments. After graduating, she worked for various international companies in Monaco, Glasgow and London, dealing with a diverse range of products, from marble and granite to children’s toys.
A move to Cambridge and her first pregnancy shifted her priorities and she decided to focus on working for companies that can make a difference socially and/or environmentally. She was the Executive Manager of the Birthlight Trust and has now joined Cambridge Cleantech as Operations Manager. Her aim is to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible for the Cambridge Cleantech members and the team.
Camila Vila-Echague, EU Project Coordinator
Bio to follow soon.
Cinthya Anand, Communications & PR Manager
Cinthya Anand is the Communications & PR 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 Cambridge Cleantech and its talented members, who have helped position Cambridge as one of the leading centres for cleantech innovation.
Alison Midgley, Bookkeeper
Alison has a DipRSA in Administration and has trained to AAT level 3 in accounts.
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. Then 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.
Alison is passionate about the environment and this is what drew her to join the Cambridge Cleantech team in 2017 as their bookkeeper, with the vision of supporting the companies within the Cleantech ethos.