I have almost 20 years’ experience working in Economic Development within Hartlepool Borough Council most recently as Enterprise Manager. With responsibility for Hartlepool Councils managed workspace facilities -Hartlepool Enterprise Centre and the BIS I also work with pre-start and new start businesses setting up in Hartlepool.
Previous to this I worked as an Economic Growth Officer for 3 years and spent 15 years as a Project Co-ordinator working on externally funded employment and skills projects.
All my job roles have involved supporting local private sector businesses and more recently working with Hartlepool’s creative sector which the BIS was specifically built to accommodate and which opened in May 2019.
In my spare time I love to travel, although like many, I haven’t been far in the last 12 months. I love animals so if I had an alternative career choice I would probably chose to work in a zoo or an animal sanctuary!