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

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.

gavin.cleary@locateinkent.com

Chris Broom

Head of Investment

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.

chrisb@locateinkent.com

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.

anette.hufnagl@locateinkent.com

Anita Glover

Head 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.

anita.glover@locateinkent.com

Steve Matthews

Skills 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.

steve.matthews@locateinkent.com

Mark Knowlton

Manufacturing Specialist

With years of industry experience, Mark delivers training and coaching to Kent-based manufacturers which results in reducing operational costs and growing turnover.

mark@locateinkent.com

Jo Rossi

Partnerships Co-ordinator

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.

jo.rossi@locateinkent.com

Imran Khan

Business 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.

imran.khan@locateinkent.com

Karima Kamel

Business 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.

karimak@locateinkent.com

Catherine Igoe

Business Development Executive

Catherine has strong experience in economic development, inward investment, financial services and marketing and promotion which helps her understand our clients’ needs.

catherine.igoe@locateinkent.com

Sarah Bittorf

Senior 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.

sarah.bittorf@locateinkent.com

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.

helenm@locateinkent.com

Danielle Lee

Executive Assistant

Working closely with the whole team, Danielle provides executive support to the Chief Executive, Chairman and management team.

danielle.lee@locateinkent.com

David Fitzsimmons

Chairman

Joining us in September 2015, David is an experienced executive with many years in the oil and gas sector working with names such as BP and Novera Energy PLC.


Mark Dance

Non-Executive Director

Joining us in June 2012 Mark is Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for
Regeneration & Economic Development. He also has his own construction company.

 


Richard Hicks

Non-Executive Director

Joining the Board in July 2015 Richard is the Director of Regeneration, Community and Culture at Medway Council and is fundamental in the place-making of Medway.


Nick Fenton

Chairman of Kent Developers Group

As a long-standing Board member Nick has grown the influential Kent Developers Group bringing experience from his senior positions within the construction industry.


Clive Stevens

Non-Executive Director

Joining us back in 2013 Clive is also a Board member of Kreston International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms as well as Head of International for Kreston Reeves.


Andrew Blevins

Non-Executive Director

As Managing Director at Liberty Property Trust UK, a prominent investor and developer within the UK, Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the Board.


Mike Scott

Non-Executive Director

As a Partner for Cripps, Mike’s legal expertise is in real estate property management and property insolvency. He has worked on the Board since 2013.


David Brooks Wilson

Non-Executive Director

As the longest-standing member of the Board, David has vast experience in property development and investment as CEO of Wilson Noble Ltd.


David Smith

Adviser to the Board

Bringing a wealth of investment and local government knowledge, David acts as an Adviser to the Board.


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Chris Broom, Head of Investment
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