2017 As Business Partnerships Manager at the University of Bedfordshire I worked with SMEs and social enterprises to help with business growth challenges, and worked with local authorities, the Office of the Bedfordshire Police & Crime Commissioner and other agencies to develop an ambitious bid proposal to deliver game-changing projects across the county.
2016 the Knowledge Hive reconnected with the work that makes a difference to communities, small businesses and women by supporting the Pink Shoe Foundation’s work on a UK Economic Blueprint for Women as a member of the Access to Markets Work Stream, focussing on the Economic Blueprint goals:
- The value of exports by women-owned businesses (WBs) will increase by 30%
- An index of the corporate and government spend with WBs will be created, tracked and published – working towards a target of 5%
- A marketplace will be developed to enable WBs to cluster in order to win contracts and to do more business with each other