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Interim Assistant Director
Richard leads the Economic Development Team and acts as an adviser to Hampshire County Council across the economic growth and place agenda at the subnational and local scale. He leads economic strategy and its delivery and is responsible for the organisation and direction of the Economic Development Service.
Richard has previously led strategy and delivery for many places, at city, region and national levels, including most recently acting as the Interim Economic Growth Director at Lancashire County Council that included acting as the Interim Chief Executive of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, worked for the fifteen local authorities across Lancashire on the development of the Greater Lancashire Plan, including an Independent Economic Review and Panel and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership. Previously, Richard has worked for two major cities as part of the regeneration of Manchester and Birmingham, a London Borough, a Regional Assembly, two universities at Warwick and Birmingham, and the West Midlands on devolution as part of a new economic powerhouse and Mayoral system, as well as national bodies advising on national policy and delivery including in Westminster and Whitehall.
Sector Growth Manager
Michelle has more than ten 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.
Sector Growth Manager
With a mechanical engineering background, Gareth worked in research and development roles for the Ministry of Defence and on a grant funding programme for SME’s before joining the Department of International Trade. He has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and early-stage companies, supporting them to access funding and testing their products and processes, bringing new ideas to the market.
At Business Hampshire, Gareth leads on Marine and Maritime, Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing and supports the Aerospace and Space sectors; facilitating the development of innovation and technology, helping businesses access the right funding support and connecting them to networks that deliver business opportunities and growth.
LEADER Programme Manager
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.