Neil is Executive Director of Hertfordshire LEP and has overseen its development from its inception. Prior to joining the LEP, Neil was Head of the Economic Development Unit at Hertfordshire County Council. In his role as Head of Partnerships at the East of England Development Agency, Neil was responsible for local economic development partnerships across the region. Neil’s earlier career was in business support including working for Business Link and the British Chambers of Commerce.
Head of Enterprise & Innovation
Paul is responsible for supporting the work of the Enterprise and Innovation Programme Board which develops and monitors activities contributing to the delivery of the LEP’s vision of accelerating business-led growth.
Norman is responsible for overseeing the operational delivery of all programmes across the LEP’s key strategic priority areas which include Skills, Infrastructure and Enterprise.
Norman also supports the Skills & Employment Programme Board, working with local education providers and businesses to improve the provision of careers advice for young people, upskill Hertfordshire’s labour market, and ultimately move towards fuller employment within the county.
Head of Infrastructure
Adam is responsible for managing the LEP’s Growing Places Fund and the Single Local Growth Fund relating to delivery of infrastructure, regeneration and housing projects across the county. Adam also encourages effective joint working between the LEP, Hertfordshire County Council, District and Borough Councils, the Local Transport Board and Hertfordshire Infrastructure and Planning Partnership to deliver an exciting and challenging growth programme.
Head of Communications
Lucy is in charge of devising and delivering the LEP’s communications plan and strategy, with responsibility for day-to-day media relations and helping to maintain effective working partnerships with key private and public sector stakeholders. Lucy co-ordinates Hertfordshire's Business Envoy Programme.
Sally handles the day-to-day administration of the team, including finances, contract management, events, HR and recruitment, ICT and support to the Executive Team and LEP Board/Programme Boards.
Head of Performance & Assurance
Andrew’s main focus is the Enviro-Tech Enterprise Zone, which aims to support and develop the existing enviro-tech sector in west Hertfordshire and attract more businesses to the area thanks to its excellent national and international transport links. He is also contributing to the work of the Projects and Performance team.
Enterprise Zone Manager
Cherie is the project lead for delivery of the Hertfordshire Enviro-Tech Enterprise Zone. She is focused on working with partners to secure investment and deliver infrastructure which will unlock strategically located development sites, with the potential to deliver thousands of new jobs to the area.
Assurance & Monitoring Manager
Gemma monitors the financial and project delivery of each of the Growth Deal and Growing Places Fund projects.
ERDF Projects Facilitator
Tim works with organisations in Hertfordshire and beyond to facilitate the development of projects that will encourage economic growth and leverage opportunity from Hertfordshire’s allocation of the European Regional Development Fund.
Senior Enterprise Coordinator
Gareth is leading on the Careers and Enterprise Company programme across Hertfordshire. The aim is to match an Enterprise Adviser from the business/public sector with a local secondary school. Enterprise Advisers are typically senior leadership volunteers from the local business community who will engage with schools and colleges. The advisers help prepare young people for future jobs and careers, building up a network of valuable business contacts, and supporting schools to develop a whole school careers strategy.
Senior Business Executive
Lisa is Project Executive for the delivery of the Careers and Enterprise Company programme in Hertfordshire. She also supports the Skills and Employment Programme Board and the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.
Sam manages the contracting process for the LEP and supports the team by ensuring that the LEP’s projects under its key funding streams are properly initiated, appraised, contracted and managed.
Molly joined the Herts LEP team in July 2016 as Team Coordinator and her role is to provide administrative support for the Executive Team and Board.
Communications and Research Executive
Rashmi joined the LEP team in June 2017 and her role mainly involves supporting Lucy Gravatt, Communications and Engagement Manager.
Katy oversees the marketing of Hertfordshire’s Enviro-tech Enterprise Zone and supports the Communications Manager in delivering the LEP’s Local Industrial Strategy engagement programme.