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Q10 Talking Heads

Influential company bosses in Cambridge & the East of England in focus in our personalised Q&A.

Dr Sophien Kamoun, head of The Sainsbury Laboratory at Norwich Research Park.

Dr Sophien Kamoun, head of The Sainsbury Laboratory at Norwich Research ParkABOUT DR SOPHIEN KAMOUN: Dr Kamoun received his B.S. degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France. He then attended the University of California at Davis, where he received his Ph.D. in Genetics in 1991. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at the NSF Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens, UC Davis, and at the Department of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, Netherlands.  

Mike Fell, partner at Key Capital Partners in Cambridge

Mike Fell, partner at Key Capital Partners in CambridgeKey Capital Partners (KCP) launched in 2007 to address the ‘equity gap’, making investments of between £1m and £10m in profitable, growing UK companies. The firm operates nationally from offices in Birmingham, Cambridge and Leeds and has made seven investments since closing its maiden £100m fund. KCP’s portfolio includes contemporary furniture and home accessories retailer, Dwell, manufacturer of soups and sauces and the Glorious! brand, TSC Foods, and street fashion business, Fly53.

Andrew Webster of websters in Cambridge

Andrew WebsterFounded by a former tax inspector, websters in Cambridge prides itself on using imagination in tax planning tailored to the needs of the individual and the businesses in which they are involved. To that core expertise the firm has, over time, added accountancy, personal tax returns, legal advice from a solicitor, international tax planning and independent financial advice.

Stuart Newman, PwC’s Cambridge office senior partner

Stuart Newman

The Cambridge office of PwC has been serving clients in the region for 25 years in both the private and public sector.

Andy Fisher, founder of

Andy Fisher, founder of was founded in April 2010 by Norfolk businessman Andy Fisher. It is an online direct messaging platform which is transforming the way that businesses and organisations connect with each other. is an Enterprise Investment Scheme company with 29 shareholders.

Tony Jones, director of business development, One Nucleus

Tony Jones, director of business development, One NucleusAfter completing a PhD in Biochemistry (1992) from the University of Southampton UK, Tony Jones undertook several years of post-doctoral research in the oncology field, primarily with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund taking novel neuropeptide antagonists into Phase 1.

Chris Bayne, managing director for Access UK & Ireland

Chris Bayne

Access in Colchester is a consulting, software and solutions provider, serving the mid-market. The consulting services are backed by more than 75 accredited consultants, providing business software expertise. They operate nationally out of 10 offices in the UK and Ireland.

Dr Shai Vyakarnam, co-founder of AcceleratorIndia

Dr Shai  Vyakarnam, co-founder of AcceleratorIndiaAcceleratorIndia is a new international business-building company that helps fast track business expansion of technology companies in the Indian and European markets. Clients are innovative companies aspiring to deliver their products and services in the Indian and European markets in media, computing, telecoms and advanced engineering sectors.

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