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Understanding the needs of firms looking to move to or within Kent.
Our team of experts is available to offer a range of advice and support to help you make the most of the opportunity to locate in Kent. Years of experience locating businesses in Kent.


Our team of experts is available to offer a range of advice and support to help you make the most of the opportunity to locate in Kent.

Years of experience locating businesses in Kent

With previous experience ranging from international markets to local facilities management, our team has a broad range of first-hand knowledge to help them understand the needs of firms looking to move to or within Kent. Whether your company is a multinational corporation or a start-up we have the expertise and understanding needed to help you make the right decisions to support your business' growth. 

Our Team



David became Chairman of Locate in Kent in September 2015 and is an experienced executive with many years in the oil & gas sector.

David spent over 25 years at BP, before leaving in 2004.  Between 2005 and 2009 he was Chief Executive of Novera Energy plc, a UK renewables company.

David is currently a Director of Dana Petroleum and of Permasense Limited. He is also on the Strategic Advisory Board of Braemar Energy Ventures, and is a Governor of Skinners Kent Academy in Tunbridge Wells.


Chief Executive

Overseeing the strategy of Locate in Kent since 1999, Paul has many years of experience ensuring the team delivers on its promises. As well as future strategy, a key role is the development and maintenance of good relationships with partners and stakeholders. Paul’s business knowledge and enthusiasm for the county have helped countless numbers of companies locate in Kent.

+44 (0)1732 520705


Director of Business Development

Following 20 years experience in the manufacturing (packaging) sector, Peter joined Locate in Kent in 2004 leading the Business Development team in engaging with clients, identifying their needs and successfully securing their investment in Kent and Medway. Peter also oversees the aftercare programme.

With previous experience in international business he has helped to attract a wide range of businesses to Kent and Medway and has a particular interest in the manufacturing and offshore wind sectors.

+44 (0)1732 520711


Director of Marketing & Research

Responsible for the day-to-day job of promoting Kent as a business location, Mandy has more than 30 years’ experience of location marketing and delivering campaigns for Kent. 

Experienced in economic development, placemaking, inward investment and tourism, Mandy also manages the team that delivers market research and bespoke research for clients and partners.

She also manages the Kent Developers Group and Locate in Kent’s partnership initiatives.

+44 (0)1732 520733


Executive Assistant

Helen provides executive support to the Chief Executive, Chairman and management team. With more than 20 years in related roles – including in financial services, market research, law and supporting start-ups – she brings a broad experience to Locate in Kent, its board and partners.

+44 (0)1732 520706


Business Development Manager

Focusing on national and international client and project management, Chris works across the Locate in Kent portfolio, with a particular focus on the life science sector and business development/lead generation in the US.

His nine years in the role mean Chris has established a strong network of professional intermediaries and industry contacts, an in-depth knowledge of Kent’s property market and financial incentives available to businesses.

Previous roles have included the management of serviced offices, giving him hands-on experience of the needs of small businesses.

+44 (0)1732 520727


Business Development Manager

After 15 years at Locate in Kent, Philip has worked with more than 4,000 companies, listening to their ideas and finding out what they need.

Focussing on contact and customer liaison, he attends exhibitions and events, developing a network of contacts to ensure the right suppliers are introduced to contacts.

His technical knowledge of the county covers all sectors and he considers no task too small to ensure businesses get the most from being located in Kent.

+44 (0)1732 520715


Business Development Executive

With a focus on project management across all business sectors, Karima, a native Dutch speaker, joined Locate in Kent six years ago and takes particular pleasure in finding the right contacts and premises to meet each organisation’s individual needs.

Her background in international business and life sciences is particularly useful for liaison with European partners.

+44 (0)1732 520726


Investor Manager

More than 20 years in the international business community, including directing a private, multinational manufacturing business, enable Chris to offer the right support and assistance to Kent businesses.

Helping firms to make the most of their location, he makes sure he understands where companies are coming from and where they want to get to. He uses his public and private contacts to assist clients and believes strong relationships are an important and valuable asset.

+44 (0)1732 520722


Marketing Manager

With over nine years at Locate in Kent and a background in housing and communications, Cara is enthusiastic about promoting the organisation’s services for the good of the county’s business community.

Responsible for Locate in Kent’s digital and social media strategy, she also helps produce the Kent Property Market report and launch event, organise events, liaises with partners and oversees Kent wind energy website.

+44 (0)1732 520723


Data Analyst

Focussing on the figures, Glyn provides all the monthly and quarterly reports to Locate in Kent partners and supporters, and bespoke research for clients. Reviewing workforce, student, operating cost, property cost and other cost effectiveness indices as well as property demand and supply in Kent, Glyn ensures the organisation and clients have all the facts at their fingertips.

+44 (0)1732 520716

We would love to talk to you about any project you may be considering.



Ideally located between London and the continent, the county’s range of transport options, with train links across Britain and into Europe, six ports, a strong road network and easy access to a number of international airports, is perfect for business.

  Sea Ports 
  International Rail Stations 
  Channel Tunnel 


Locate in Kent would like to thank - Canterbury Christ Church University, Discovery Park, Frogmore, Kent County Council, Liberty Property Trust UK, London Array, Medway Council, Thanet Earth, University of Kent and Visit Kent - for the use of their images on this website.