Meet the team
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.
Since forming, Locate in Kent has helped 1,130 companies move to, set-up or expand in Kent, creating or retaining 70,165 jobs. Last year we helped 46 businesses commit to relocating or expanding in Kent, leading to the creation or retention of 3,233 jobs, with 678 as a result of investment from overseas.
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
- Board members
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 RyanInvestment Director
Simon has a strong background in sales and marketing having worked across a number of industries covering finance, property, construction and management consultancy.
Anita GloverHead of Marketing
Anita leads the marketing strategy at Locate in Kent, with the aim of promoting the county as a premium business location and attracting investment to the region.
Anette HufnaglHead 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.
Steve MatthewsSkills Specialist
With an incredibly strong network of contacts across the education and skills sector, Steve works closely with businesses to identify specific needs and make connections to deliver the right training and recruitment, helping businesses grow.
Mark KnowltonManufacturing Specialist
With years of industry experience, Mark delivers training and coaching to Kent-based manufacturers which results in reducing operational costs and growing turnover.
Imran KhanBusiness Development Manager
Imran is a life science specialist. With experience in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sector he excels in developing start-up companies and growing them through to a profitable exit strategy.
Sarah BittorfSenior Marketing Executive
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.
Karima KamelBusiness Development Executive
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 IgoeBusiness Development Executive
Catherine has strong experience in economic development, inward investment, financial services and marketing and promotion which helps her understand our clients’ needs.
Jo RossiPartnerships Executive
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 MinnsData Executive
Helen provides executive support to the business intelligence team working on the Property Portal and in managing key data analysis and research.