Meet the team


  • Chris Maunder
    Managing Director

  • Peter Ide
    Senior Consultant

  • John Rigby
    Senior Consultant

  • Eleanor Marshall
    Senior Consultant

  • Marina Ciaraldi
    Senior Consultant

Chris Maunder

Managing Director


 chris@addspecialists.co.uk

Chris Maunder formed add specialists in 2010 following over 10 years working in economic development. In his previous roles he managed multi-million pound projects and helped businesses win national and European grant funding. As Managing Director of add specialists Chris leads the Team to support Local Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships as they develop and deliver business support programmes, and appraise funding applications.

Peter Ide

Senior Consultant

 peter@addspecialists.co.uk

Peter Ide has a wealth of experience initially from 30 years in construction management and development, and latterly from 12 years in economic development where he gained expertise in regional business support and enterprise and skills development. Peter has a keen eye for detail and presently works to robustly assess grant applications and tenders for our clients.

John Rigby

Senior Consultant


 john@addspecialists.co.uk

John Rigby is an experienced policy maker and bid writer. He has an in-depth understanding of European and national funding opportunities for businesses including the Regional Growth Fund. He has a passion for social enterprise and is our resident expert on the subject.

Eleanor Marshall

Senior Consultant


 eleanor@addspecialists.co.uk

Eleanor Marshall is a project manager and bid writer with experience encompassing construction; the low carbon sector; and, the education system. She previously worked for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and has an intricate understanding of European and national funding rules.

Marina Ciaraldi

Senior Consultant


 marina@addspecialists.co.uk

Marina Ciaraldi is an experienced project manager with specialist knowledge in knowledge transfer, regeneration and environmental programmes. She has established and managed numerous European-funded projects and enjoys interim project management assignments.

In addition to the core team members above we have a pool of over 15 Associates that we draw on for large or complex commissions. Our Associates include:

Contact one of the team using the email addresses provided or drop a general enquiry to team@addspecialists.co.uk. Feel free to give us a call on 01969 640501.