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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.
Sector Growth Manager
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.
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.