If you want to contact us

You can email one of the team directly using the links below or, if you prefer, you can call one of us. For a full list of our contact numbers, please head to our contact page.

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Richard Kenny

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.

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Michelle Morley

Business Growth Manager

Michelle manages the Hampshire Business Growth Team and is responsible for inward investment, marketing, and business engagement. With a background in business development and communications 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.

Her mission is to ensure that new and existing businesses in Hampshire can access the right help and support when they need it.

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Michelle McClean

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. 

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Emma Meredith

Manager, Regeneration and Development

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.

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Andrew Lubman

Senior Officer, Regeneration and Development

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.

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Andrea McCallum

Manager for Enterprise and SME Growth

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.

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Louise Collins

Digital Marketing Officer

With over 8 years experience in destination marketing, specialising in social and digital media, Louise leads on the development of the Business Hampshire website, social media management, content generation and marketing for the Business Hampshire team.


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Emily Preston

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.

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