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A Thriving Business Is Within Reach

Coaching & Mentoring with Heather Niven

Meet Heather

15 years as senior business person

Experienced Mentor and Coach, currently for the University of York Summer Accelerator Programme, Creative England Advance Programme, Screen Industries Growth Network Mentoring Programme, Santander Women in Business Leadership Programme and the University of York's Step into Tech Programme.

Associate Lecturer:

'Business Innovation and Enterprise' and 'Business, Legal and Professional Issues' at the University of York


An experienced business coach, innovation facilitator and mentor, Heather helps business leaders confidently grow, innovate and develop their business. 

As previous Head of Science City York, Heather was heavily involved in economic development and strategy for the City of York, including supporting businesses in Creative, IT & Digital and Bioscience industries.  

Heather is a champion for tech innovation and has been involved in many exciting new initiatives developing innovative solutions in screen industries, tourism, agri tech and health tech.

Recently she has worked with the team to produce 'In the Room with Nile Rodgers' , she is working with three Sheffield Based companies to develop 'GeoStories' which launches in October 2021 and is working with VidaVeo and Merisis to develop a new 360 app, launching in the next few months.

What I Specialize In

Achieve Your Business Goals

Establish Good Pipeline of Work

Adopt an Innovative Culture

Build Brilliant Teams

Leadership Development


The Journey Towards a Harmonious Business Practice. Begin Your's Today.

Heather provided quality ongoing coaching to me as I launched my own business through Summer 2020. Providing insightful tips as well as challenging questions which ultimately served to help me refine my value proposition and place within the market. 

 - Christian Avery


Heather mentored me through the business start-up process in 2020. She used her extensive knowledge and experience to guide, challenge and encourage me to make key decisions about my service offering, potential client base, competition, marketing, business structure and finance. Heather is easy to get on with, and really took the time to understand my needs and personality so she could tailor her advice. 

- Joanne Harrison

Harrison Architectural Heritage Ltd

I just wanted to say, I have really enjoyed the business course this term, its been the highlight of my week! I think it was run brilliantly and is always engaging and fun. If there were more opportunities in the future I definitely would, and I’m sure the others would as well, love to do the course again or something similar.

- Charlotte 

University of York 3rd Year Interactive Media Student.

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