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By Sarah Sharp

Sue Cook

With over 15 years’ experience as a consultant in the voluntary and public sectors, Sue Cook is an expert on charitable funding.

She is Comic Relief’s grants advisor for Yorkshire and the Humber, and works for a number of funders across the UK. She helps organisations both devise funding strategies and review their current approach. Her key skills include quick and astute analysis, and connecting people and projects. This collaborative spirit has brought her to Union St, which not only serves as an efficient city-centre base, but also offers constant new opportunities for meeting a wide range of people and of igniting new ideas.

What I most enjoy about my work is the constant variety, I learn something from every new project. And knowing that I may change things for the better – it feels socially valuable.

To see Sue’s full client list and find out more, head to her Linkedin profile  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/suecooksheffield or follow her on Twitter @suecooksheff.


By Matt

Eva Barabas MSc(Eng) MBCS

What do you do?
Software Engineer, preferring Ruby @NHSChoices (nhs.uk), tech community outreach volunteer, Co-organiser at Sheffield Ruby User Group (shrug.org), Webmaster and Young Professional Representative at BCS South Yorkshire Branch (sy.bcs.org) and occasional trainer/speaker.

How did it start?
Being part of amazing companies which had the community outreach at their centre, I became inspired to give back as well and volunteer.

What are you working on at the moment?
At work, we are building Public Health England’s campaigns (Be Clear on Cancer, Smokefree, Start4Life), while in my spare time I am looking into funding and expanding some of the groups I am involved with.

What are you looking to get out of Union St?
Inspiration on the days when I work flexibly from Union St, plus opportunity to collaborate with other members in order to better reach the local tech community outside of working hours.


Sue Cook
Eva Barabas MSc(Eng) MBCS