Jane is the Business Development Manager, Northstar Ventures and looks after community engagement across the NELEP Area. Her role focuses on developing partnerships with businesses, local authorities and support providers. She can often be found attending industry events across the North East.
Prior to joining our team, Jane was Tees Valley and County Durham Business Development Manager at North East Finance. She has a wealth of business experience and excellent contacts across the North East as a result of previous posts, which include organisations such as Finance Tree, Connect and Bridge Club.
Jane has also worked overseas, in the US and Holland.
Outside of Northstar, Jane is currently Chairwoman of the Tees Valley Business Club. She works extremely hard to connect businesses in the Tees Valley area to new opportunities, sources of funding and to each other.
In recognition of this role and all Jane’s hard work, Jane was awarded an MBE in the June 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and the Tees Valley economy.
Jane is also on the Advisory Board of The Experience Bank. The Experience Bank is free to access and is run by business people who want to support the economic development of the North East, by helping entrepreneurs to excel, by bringing on board the right non-executive.