I have worked with Diane on several Northern Ireland business start-up and accelerator programs. She has the unique ability to empower early stage companies to succeed and to embed the belief that they can perform on a global stage. This ability is evident in the huge number of companies that she has worked with, and in the delivery of those essential skills needed to build a viable business from scratch. Over the years those endeavours have directly created countless local jobs and resulted in significant number of successful globally scalable businesses. Diane has become synonymous with the Northern Ireland business start-up scene.