Cathy has been with NEP since its inception, transferring from Northamptonshire County Council as part of the economic development team.
In her early role within economic development, Cathy was instrumental in gaining support and funding for the Naseby Battlefield project and overseeing project delivery. She has also supported the management and delivery of various funding programmes including contract and performance monitoring. As the policy lead for enterprise and innovation for five years, she worked closely with local partners to address the needs of local businesses.
In March 2012, Cathy took over responsibility for managing and developing the Northamptonshire Ambassador Programme, a group of key influential and innovative leaders recognised for their contribution to Northamptonshire who work with NEP to support the promotion of Northamptonshire as an investment location. Cathy also created and managed the delivery of the Northamptonshire Business Summit 2012, a highly successful event featuring over 20 high profile speakers and a series of workshops providing advice and support to over 200 local businesses.
Since 2013, Cathy has been responsible for the design, implementation and management of the HPT Investment Programme - a £2.2m grant programme funded through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and European Regional Development Fund, enabling businesses in the HPT sector to innovate, grow and create jobs. Cathy also established and manages the HPT R&D Investment Programme – a £4m RGF funded grant programme focused on supporting large scale R&D activity and job creation in the HPT sector across both the NEP and neighbouring SEMLEP areas.
In June 2015, Cathy was promoted to Senior Programme Manager and now heads up the Programme Management team and has lead responsibility for all of NEP’s funding programmes which includes Growing Places, INV-ENT and LOCATE in addition to the HPT programmes.
29th July 2014
Today, NEP begins its final call for High Performance Technology (HPT) companies to submit funding applications for their capital... Read More »
13th January 2014
NEP and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) are delighted to announce a new fund of £4 million for the... Read More »
8th November 2013
Last night (7th November), Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) hosted an invitation only event in London at which an audience... Read More »
13th November 2013
On 7th November NEP hosted an event in London for an invited audience of more than 160 London based property investors and influencers... Read More »
23rd January 2014
Northamptonshire’s HPT businesses play a crucial part in the economic growth of the county and the HPT sector is one we work... Read More »
6th November 2013 | Launched at the 'Northamptonshire - Opportunities for Investment' event in November 2013, this document sets out the opportunities for investment in the county.
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