Locate in Kent announces appointment of new Investment Director

3rd April 2019

Locate in Kent, the inward investment agency for Kent and Medway, today announces the appointment of Simon Ryan as Investment Director with a brief to support jobs growth and economic prosperity in the region.

Locate in Kent has helped more than 1,100 companies to create or retain over 70,000 jobs in the region since 1997. Simon will play a pivotal role in continuing that success, driving further inward investment in key growth sectors including manufacturing, life sciences, the creative and digital industries and food and drink.

Gavin Cleary, CEO, Locate in Kent, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon as our new Investment Director. His experience, knowledge and contacts will support our ambition to attract investment to Kent and Medway that creates sustainable employment and growth.

“Our job as the inward investment agency for Kent and Medway is to seize every opportunity to attract potential investors to the county and support businesses already here. Simon will have a key role to play in that ongoing mission.”

Simon has a strong background in sales and marketing having worked across a number of industries covering finance, property, construction and management consultancy.Commenting on his appointment, Simon said: “I am thrilled to be joining Locate in Kent as Investment Director and look forward to working with the team to promote the county as a prime business location as well as a great place to live and work.

“As an intern with Kent’s Inward Investment Team at the start of my career, there is a special poignancy for me in joining Locate in Kent at this time and I am as committed to Kent’s success today as I was then.”

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