Innospace, as MMU’s enterprise flagship, is championed by Prof Richard Greene, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange at MMU, and directed by Justine Daniels, Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange at MMU.
The Office Team
Louise Kenworthy-Taylor - Incubation Services Manager
Louise started work at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 as the Incubation Services Manager after 5 years as Enterprise Champion at the University of Salford and a three-year freelance career in television.
With this role, Louise is responsible for MMU’s business start-up unit, Innospace which is based in the heart of the MMU All Saints Campus and houses over 100 businesses. Louise is constantly building on the Innospace offer to ensure the businesses based there have the right support to grow and develop. She also encourages students and graduates to consider entrepreneurship as a new career option and organises extracurricular university wide enterprise activities and mentors Innospace businesses as well as MMU students, graduates and members of staff.
Louise recently received her SFEDI Certificate in Business Support and ILM qualification in First Line Management. In the past she has won the Students in Free Enterprise National University Adviser of the Year award, highly commended Enterprise Champion at the National Enterprise Educators Awards and was one of 100 Salford women to be profiled in an exhibition.
Sandra Wharton - Incubation Services Adminstrator
Sandra has worked for MMU for 15 years in a variety of different roles and departments. She is currently the Innospace Administrator dealing with the finances and admin for MMU’s business start-up incubator. Prior to that she was the House Foreperson for the Aytoun Campus, with responsibility for building management, facilities staff and dealt with internal and external customers.
Sandra is an integral part of the Innospace team and supports the Manager promoting the space at numerous internal and external events.
Prior to working at MMU she was Store Manager and Team Leader across two stores for Argos.