We're a community of digital professionals who want to help small businesses & charities upskill and grow

Our Mission

Our Mission is simple: to help charities and small businesses get the essential digital skills they need to grow their revenues and be more productive.
How we do it? We match organisations who need to upskill with digital experts for free one-to-one mentoring, as well as personalised recommendations for courses, workshops and resources.

Our Story

As the Covid-19 crisis started to unfold, we were amazed by the amount of volunteers who joined the NHS. We realised that thousands of smaller organisations - like businesses, charities and social enterprises - also needed their own small army of volunteers.

According to recent research from NatWest, small businesses and charities represent a powerful engine of economic growth, with the potential to deliver as much as £140bn in gross value added (GVA) to the UK economy by 2030 – and to create 3.2m jobs over the same period. But on average, they are significantly less productive than larger firms and need new digital ways of working to overcome this gap.

From building a website, to launching digital advertising, to implementing the right software, many could do with a hand from experts who've done this all before.

That's why we launched Digital Boost. We believe we have a duty to help smaller organisations, and that many professionals with digital skills feel the same way.

Digital Boost Leadership Team

Digital Boost is a subsidiary of leading educational charity Founders4Schools. Our leadership team has the ambition to bring together organisations in need with digital experts volunteers for the greater good.

Sherry Coutu, CBE


Sherry Coutu CBE has a deep understanding of the Digital Sector having been a serial entrepreneur, investor and non-exec...

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Karen Licurse

Managing Director

Karen is an experienced marketer, business strategist, and learning professional who is passionate about helping people...

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Charles Wahab

Co-Founder, Technical Advisor

Charles is a FinTech professional with 15 years experience with early stage and late stage startups as well as top tier corporates...

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Gemma Jones

Finance Director

Gemma is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with 17 years experience focused within the SME market. She trained to be a Chartered...

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Board of Directors

Chris Beanland
Product Director, BCGDV
Edward Goff
Chairman of the board, Digital Boost; Internationally recognised Chief Commercial Officer
Michaela Eschbach
Managing Director, Founders4Schools
Russ Shaw, CBE
Founder, Tech London Advocates & Global Tech Advocates

Steering Committee

We are grateful to have the guidance and support of leaders from across a range of sectors and organisations.

Alex Bishop
National Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Shoosmiths
Gary Coyle
Local Digital Skills Partnerships, DCMS
Claire Enders
Founder, Enders Analysis
Joy Foster
Founder, Tech Pixies
Yvonne Greeves
Director of Women in Business, NatWest Group
Sahar Hashemi
Entrepreneur and best-selling author
Jackie Hunter
Board Director, BenevolentAI
Kerensa Jennings
Group Director of Digital Impact, BT
Giri Kesevan
Strategy Manager, SKY
Calvin Lau
Head of Marketing, Economic Impact Partnerships and Programmes, Google
Seema Patel
Sr. Director, Social Impact & Sustainability, Visa
Caroline Rowley
Corporate Philanthropy - Head of UK, Ireland & Middle East, Bloomberg
Joanna Santinon
Partner, EY
Priyanka Sethi
Head of Sales, Communication, Media, Education, and Information Services, Tata Consultancy Services
Phil Smith
Chairman and Non-Exec Director and Chair of the Digital Skills Partnership, Chairman IQE PLC. Retired CEO and Chair of Cisco UK and Ireland
Siwan Smith
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, KTN
Serpil Timuray
CEO Europe Cluster and Member of Group Executive Committee, Vodafone
Ashok Vaswani
CEO, Global Consumer & Payments, Barclays