My Business Development Role is aimed at strengthening Harper Adams University’s links and opportunities with regional, national and international businesses and other activities deemed appropriate by the senior management team.
I have worked in Higher Education for the past 12 years, although I left for a short while to set up and manage Apprenticeships for Large Retailers and develop a sales team in the Ceramics Industry.
My last focus in HE was to set up and support the development of degree apprenticeships and Employer links, including the operational aspects of contracting, funding and delivery for large employers.
I have developed projects in knowledge exchange and enterprise, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), training courses, business forums and events.
I network with Partners across the West Midlands and national business/skills committees, LEPs, Chambers of Commerce and subject specific organisations.
I contribute to bids for additional monies related to business and enterprise development from funds such as the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF), European Social Investment Fund (ESIF) and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Regional Growth fund. I have written many award nominations for Business.
I manage collaborative and commercial relationships. I have worked with all industry sectors including Engineering Manufacture and Food and Drink Process and Manufacture, and worked with Harper on two previous projects during my time at the Lifelong Learning Network and National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.
My role At Harper is to: