team at technopole

Meet the Innovation Connect team!

Meet the team here at Innovation Connect and find out more about how we can help.

You can contact any of us at

Chris Worrall

Innovation Director

  • Ask me for help with: Business strategy and business planning, market access.

  • Fun fact: Once completed the Rubix cube in 55 seconds. The world record is 3.13 seconds, so this is like running the 100m sprint in 2minutes 48 seconds. (The 100m sprint record for a 100 year old is 27 seconds).

  • Favourite colour: Green 

  • Favourite pizza topping: Spicy Chicken - Tandoori style

chris worrall

Robin Sheppard

Innovation Centres Manager

  • Ask me for help with: Office Space, Desk Space and anything Technopole related.

  • Fun fact: I am an American masquerading as an English person! I was born and lived in LA but moved over when I was young.

  • Favourite colour: Any of the cool colours (purple, greens and blues)

  • Favourite pizza topping: Spicy Beef everyday


Ayodele Mabunmi

Customer Experience Assistant

  • Ask me for help with: All things Technopole!

  • Fun fact: I'm an avid lover of photography and playing pool during my free time! Photography allows me to express my creativity and playing pool helps me to unwind and have some friendly competition. 

  • Favourite colour:  Black

  • Favourite pizza topping: BBQ meat

Emmanuel Pasqo

Innovation Connect Assistant

  • Ask me for help with: Business support, offices, signing up members, finance, signposting.

  • Fun fact: One of my favourite artists is Sticky Fingers.

  • Favourite colour:  Blue

  • Favourite pizza topping: Mixed Vegetables and Hawaiian


Natalie Howard

Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Ask me for help with: Promoting your business activities, events and initiatives.

  • Fun fact: I'm a twin. (No, we aren't identical!) I'm also a runner and love food (hence the running).

  • Favourite colour:  Purple

  • Favourite pizza topping: Chicken and bacon


Luke Hampson

Barclays Eagle Labs Ecosystem Manager

  • Ask me for help with: Business planning & support and introductions to contacts and resources that I can link you up to, via the Barclays Eagle Labs.

  • Fun fact: I love arranging/attending professional events and also put on music events (drum and bass) in my spare time too.

  • Favourite colour: Blue

  • Favourite pizza topping: Cheese and Tomato = simple… but in my humble opinion, the best!