What is the SMB Growth Hub?

The SMB Growth Hub is a community of small and medium sized businesses who want to help SMEs stay ahead of the curve. An inclusive space for collaboration and shared learning, the Hub’s purpose is to empower SMEs to grow profitably, and is run by a group of like-minded partners who sponsor events, facilitate the community, and are always on hand to help.

Meet the speakers

Carlene Jackson

CEO and Founder of Cloud9 Insight

With an upbringing in far-flung places such as the Caribbean and a remote croft in Scotland, it’s safe to say that Dublin-born Carlene Jackson is used to doing things a little differently. Carlene settled in Brighton where she now runs Cloud9 Insight from offices in Preston Park. A finalist for IOD’s Director of the Year 2020, she regularly appears in the media, including BBC World and The Guardian.

Kathy Caton

Founder of Brighton Gin

Karen Lord is a Corporate Partner and Head of the Corporate Department at Healys LLP – a leading international law firm based in Brighton and London. Karen offers advice and assistance in all corporate matters, including; cross-border transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, demergers and private equity investment. Additionally she has been involved as the lead legal adviser in two deals which have won Insider Deal of the Year, and has been Karen has been recognised as a “leader in her field” by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

Karen Lord

Partner at Healys LLP

Beginning with years of experimentation, different ingredients, combinations, distilling techniques and approaches, award-winning freelance broadcaster, producer and presenter Kathy Caton and her team finally found their perfect blend. One which embodies the spirit of Brighton; unusual, playful and fiercely independent: that’s how Brighton Gin was born.

Meet the SMB Growth Hub partners

Get involved in our lively community, dedicated to helping SMEs navigate the modern workplace. Enjoy access to the expertise of the SMB Growth Hub Partners, and build meaningful connections with your local business community

Join our community

We’ve created an inclusive space for small and medium business leaders to collaborate and share knowledge and advice. Join to be the first to know about the latest events, and get access to advice and support from the Hub partners and members.