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 1,106 companies move to, set-up or expand in Kent, creating or retaining 65,966 jobs. Last year we helped 46 businesses commit to relocating or expanding in Kent, leading to the creation or retention of 3,042 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.
Chris BroomHead 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.
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.
Kirsty BuddenHead of Marketing (Maternity Cover)
Joining from Zest The Agency, Kirsty is responsible for the creation and implementation of the marketing and communications strategy, designed to raise the profile of Locate in Kent and the county as a whole.
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.
Jo RossiPartnerships 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.
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.
Imran KhanBusiness Development Executive
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danielle LeeExecutive Assistant
Working closely with the whole team, Danielle provides executive support to the Chief Executive, Chairman and management team.