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David leads the economic development function for Hampshire County Council, encompassing business growth, regeneration, tourism and economic intelligence. With experience of working in both the public and private sectors, he champions a ‘customer first’ ethos.
David has fulfilled senior economic development roles over the last 17 years, in both Sheffield and Hampshire. Amongst his recent achievements are championing the delivery of the new £33M Farnborough International conference and exhibition centre and securing Gulfstream’s £50M investment in a new maintenance facility at TAG Farnborough Airport.
Michelle manages the Hampshire Business Growth Team and is responsible for inward investment, marketing, and business engagement. With a background in business development, communications and marketing she has a wealth of experience working within both the public and private sector. She has previously worked for councils in Hampshire and Surrey, and for the public sector investor John Laing; developing and delivering outsourcing contracts across London.
Relatively new to Hampshire, her mission is to ensure that new and existing businesses in Hampshire can access the right help and support when they need it.
Michelle has more than eight years’ working in economic development and a strong commercial background and experience of sales planning, account management, marketing, and new business development.
Working with both regional and international businesses, she supports the digital and innovation sector, supporting existing businesses in Hampshire to grow and attracting new business, investment, and jobs in the county. Michelle is also a mentor for SETsquared – a unique enterprise partnership that supports innovation, turning ideas into thriving businesses.
Andrew is a Chartered Town Planner and has worked in both the private and public sector on several regeneration projects.
Andrew’s primary role is to assist major regeneration projects and promote Hampshire as a key location for property development and investment to support economic growth. He project manages the Hampshire Development Portfolio which brings together the key commercial and mixed-use development and occupier opportunities across the region and has built up an extensive contact network across the property industry.
A Chartered Surveyor by profession, specialising in development, Emma has worked in development consultancy teams in the private and public sector. She has a track record in delivering major mixed-use development projects. Emma has a strong emphasis on building relationships and getting stuff done.
She assists public and private partners to deliver their development aspirations and matches opportunities – both built space and developments, to occupiers and investors working closely with internal and external partners.
With a mechanical engineering background, Gareth has worked in research and development roles for the Ministry of Defence before joining the Department of International Trade. He has worked with entrepreneurs for over ten years, supporting them access funding to test their product or process and bringing ideas to the market.
At Business Hampshire, Gareth leads on marine and maritime, advanced manufacturing and supports the aerospace sector; facilitating the development of innovation and technology, helping businesses access the right funding support and connecting them to networks that deliver business opportunities.
Emily leads on the Loddon and Test LEADER Programme, one of the most successful rural economy funding projects in the UK. With a background in rural land management and conservation, she is vastly experienced in tourism, project development, business planning, and recreation management. She advises businesses how to apply for funding bid and takes them through the funding process.
Emily has successfully worked with a variety of businesses to produce successful funding bids, across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, hospitality, forestry, food production, and farming businesses.
Andrea has extensive experience in a variety of economic development roles and has worked with multiple partnerships across the South East. Much of her role is working with and engaging with partners and organisations in Hampshire to ensure that there is a comprehensive business support offer available and that SMEs can access the support services available to them.
Andrea also leads on several partnership projects; one of her most recent successes is working with a range of public and private sector partners in the delivery of an innovation centre in the New Forest.