“However, if we are to advise others on how to do it we must also
improve our own business and become more entrepreneurial ourselves.
That means practising what we preach and making profits. So my
starting point has been putting the business back into
Cambridgeshire Business Ltd.”
Greg, 54, has 30 years experience in
the field of economic development and regeneration, and has worked
at director level both in the public and private sector. As director
of economic development at Cardiff City and County Council, followed
by eight years running his own management, business development and
economic regeneration consultancy, Greg has been involved in many
successful initiatives and partnerships.
They include advising the Welsh
Assembly Governments European funding programme as a member of its
Business Assets Strategic Partnership and Thematic Action Groups,
chairing FSI Wales which attracted financial and business services
investment to the country, and founded what is now the Wales Call
Centre Forum, which attracted thousands of jobs to south Wales.
Greg, who has relocated to Ely from
Pontypridd, took up the new post in January and has spent his first
few months assessing the current business and investigating
opportunities to drive it forward to new levels.
He also takes over responsibility
for Cambridgeshire Enterprise Services, the umbrella organisation
under which Cambridge Enterprise Agency, Huntingdonshire Enterprise
Agency, Peterborough Enterprise Programme and East Cambridgeshire
Enterprise Agency offer support and advice to new firms and people
considering setting up their own business.
Cambridgeshire Business, which
operates across the county from offices in Huntingdon, Chatteris and
Cambridge, provides consultancy and specialist support services as
well as management development schemes, and training workshops. Its
members (founders) include St John’s Innovation Centre, GPP,
Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and
Cambridgeshire County Council.
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