Locate in Kent has announced six key appointments as it strengthens the team tasked with promoting investment in the county.
The new arrivals follow the signing of a three year contract with Kent County Council (KCC) and Medway Council late last year, which will see the agency play a greater role in the county’s economic development.
As a result of a successful bid to the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, Locate in Kent has been able to unlock further funding in addition to the financial support it receives from KCC, Medway Council, Kent Developers Group and private sector partners such as Cripps, the county’s largest law firm.
“Our new contracts and additional European funding put us in a better position than ever to promote the benefits of Kent and Medway to companies looking to launch in or relocate to the county, as well as helping those already here and looking to expand find the right location,” said Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of Locate in Kent.
“The new additions strengthen an already highly committed team and will only help us attract increased levels of investment in the county.”
Joining Locate in Kent are:
Anita Glover – Head of Marketing.
With 12 years of marketing experience in the technology, finance, publishing and not for profit sectors, Anita has worked across Kent and London. She is responsible for the implementation of the marketing and communications strategy, designed to attract new investment to Kent and Medway and promote the county’s brand.
Anette Hufnagl – Head of Business Intelligence.
With her team, Anette will be responsible for Data Analysis, Insights and Locate in Kent’s online Property Portal. She is an MA graduate with professional qualifications in project management and marketing.
As a multi-lingual German, she gained her 17 years business experience in the Consulting, Healthcare, Financial Services and Tourism industries working in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Danielle Lee – Executive Assistant.
Danielle provides executive support to the Chief Executive, Chairman and management team. She is an experienced Executive Assistant, who has worked across various sectors, including Construction, Transportation, Design and Finance.
Catherine Igoe – Partnerships Co-ordinator
With more than 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, including 13 years in financial services and 10 years in the public sector working in inward investment marketing, Catherine is responsible for developing strong working partnerships with Kent’s district councils, KCC and Medway Council, government departments and other relevant public and private sector stakeholders in and outside of Kent.
Imran Khan – Business Development Executive and life sciences sector specialist
Involved with the life science sector for a decade, Imran has experience in both industrial and academic science environments and has a track record of success in developing start-up companies.
Ella Parsons – Apprentice
Ella is an apprentice currently studying at East Kent College. Her apprenticeship consists of a business administration framework where she helps everyone in the office alongside gaining her qualification.
In addition to the new appointments, Chris Broom has been promoted from his Business Development role to become Head of Investment.
“I am delighted to welcome all of our new recruits and look forward to working with them to ensure we continue to attract investment and high value jobs to Kent and Medway,” said Paul Wookey.
To find out how Locate in Kent can help companies to invest, grow or set up in Kent, visit www.locateinkent.com.