I have spent well over a decade working in Education and I have specialised in developing relationships with businesses. In my current role as an Employer Partnerships Development Manager, I look after the business incubator and take the lead in several exciting innovation projects. I set up KTPs and have supported businesses with Innovate UK bids.
I enjoy presenting and speaking to the business community and partners about the fantastic support programmes on offer by Staffordshire University. I enjoy lifelong learning recently, completing my MBA part-time. Previous to working for Staffs Uni, I have worked for another University managing the award-winning internship programme and I was the employer lead on various innovation projects. Before that, I was the head of Careers for a school and College. I have previously also managed the Job Shop at Stoke College and worked as a recruitment consultant also spending 5 years as a Civil Servant in a regional partnerships' role representing the Staffordshire region.
I enjoyed volunteering as the vice-chair of Governors for a school for the past 5 years. I have previously volunteered as an Enterprise Advisor for Stoke Council/Careers and Enterprise Company. I was proud to represent the region in the Barclays Life Skills Advisory Council for 4 years. I am lucky enough to have been nominated for multiple awards in my career to date. Most of all I am #ProudToBeStaffs, as a former business studies graduate, to be now back working at the university is an honour.
- MBA Senior Leadership
- BA Hons Business Studies
- Diploma in Recruitment Practice
- Diploma in Careers Advice and Guidance (Level 6)
- Diploma in Careers Management
- Lean Business Practitioner – (Civil Service accredited)
- BTEC – Business Management
- Funding and business support
- Proposal and Bid Writing
- Events and client management
- Recruitment and placements
- Careers and Employability
- Team and people management
- Selection and Interviewing
- Account management and relationship building
- CRM and Data
- Business Incubation
- Innovation for SMEs
- Careers and Enterprise
“What is the Value Proposition of a business incubator“ (Hargreaves 2021)
Participant in the Moments of Choice national careers research – Careers and Enterprise company – (2018)