Darrell Hooper has been helping SME's develop across York and North Yorkshire for over 14 years. Whilst at Science City York he worked closely with IT, Digital and Creative businesses across North Yorkshire, providing signposting to events, offering support and networking activities. As a Business Link New Enterprise Adviser he worked with a large number of cross-sector businesses, from initial ideas and business planning through to funding applications and growth. His remit at York St John University was to engage with student entrepreneurs and private businesses, and run a successful business incubator - which has led to several businesses achieving international success. Darrell has continued to work with a variety of businesses at York Science Park, providing innovative businesses a nurturing and collaborative environment in which to develop.