My job is to manage the development and delivery of the LEP’s priorities for supporting business growth or “scale up” – particularly in high growth industries. This involves managing a small team who are responsible for developing the LEP’s Growth Hub, which offers businesses information and support, and for developing other projects to support businesses to exploit new technologies and grow. I have a specific personal focus in my role on development of the life sciences element of the Local Industrial Strategy for the West Midlands.
The contribution I have made to partnerships and collaborations that will be transformational for the region such as Birmingham’s planned new Life Sciences Park.
The LEP’s Annual Conference on 26th September will be an important showcase of opportunities in Greater Birmingham. The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy launch later this year will also be a key milestone for the region.
Birmingham and the wider West Midlands is a great place to live and work and I’m very glad that it was here that I came to work after university. I’ve had rewarding career opportunities and enjoyed living in a friendly, accessible city with plenty on offer.
Perhaps late 20th century Spanish history; I lived there briefly during that time and loved it.
A lift engineer would be useful! And I think a yoga teacher might be good company to have.