Supporting you every step of the way
Our team of experts offer advice and support to help your business grow in Kent
With a wide range of expertise and experience, our team work alongside our public and private board members to create and retain jobs in Kent and Medway.
Our business advice services are confidential, impartial and completely free of charge. Contact a member of the Locate in Kent team today to discuss your future business project.
Our team of experts have helped….
jobs created and retained in the county since 1997
businesses grow or expand in the county
businesses grow or expand in the county in the last 12 months
- Our Team
- Our Board
Gavin Cleary, CEO
Engaging with high profile agencies, the Kent community and business leaders, Gavin works to position Kent as the ideal location for growth and inward investment from across the UK and beyond.
Simon Ryan, Investment Director
Simon has a strong background in sales and marketing having worked across a number of industries covering finance, property, construction and management consultancy.
Christine Moses, Acting Head of Marketing (maternity cover)
Christine has significant Strategic Marketing experience, advising boards and business owners. A strategic thinker with a bias for pragmatic, commercial decision-making, she drives change in pursuit of enhanced business results.
Anette Hufnagl, Head of Business Intelligence
Anette is responsible for all aspects of Data Analysis and Insights as well as management of the Property Portal. Her analytical and research skills bring a flow of vital information into the team.
Sarah Bittorf, Digital Marketing Manager
With agency experience in all aspects of digital marketing, Sarah co-ordinates online marketing for Locate in Kent including our website, social media and digital advertising.
Sara Avard, Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO
Karima Kamel, Business Development Manager
With a focus on project management across all business sectors, Karima, a native Dutch speaker, takes the lead in finding the right contacts and premises to meet each client’s individual needs.
Catherine Igoe, Business Development Manager
Catherine has strong experience in economic development, inward investment, financial services and marketing and promotion which helps her understand our clients’ needs.
Charlie Hutchings-Lawrence, Business Development Manager
Jo Rossi, Head of Partnerships
Jo is responsible for developing strong working partnerships with Kent’s district councils, KCC and Medway Council, government departments and public and private sector stakeholders in and outside of Kent.
Helen Minns, Data Executive
Helen provides executive support to the business intelligence team working on the Property Portal and in managing key data analysis and research.
Niall Duffy, Data Analyst
Niall studied business at The University of Brighton, graduating in summer 2020. He has a wealth of experience in Power BI and plans to implement this across Locate in Kent.