Our Investment Programme Manager, Karen leads on the management of the Humber LEP’s Investment Programmes. This includes the £131m Local Growth Fund secured through the LEP’s Growth Deals with Government and part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, an £8m LGF funded Growing the Humber business investment grant scheme and £8.1m Business Loan Fund which was created with the Humber’s original Growing Places Fund allocation.
Karen leads the Investment Programme team to work with partners across the four local authorities in implementing the processes set out in the LEP’s Assurance Framework and ensuring that the programmes meet performance targets in terms of spend, outputs and strategic objectives. She is the key link with the LEP’s private sector Investment Panel.
Karen brings a wide range of skills and experience to the role and has a background in the museum sector. Previously Karen has worked in communications, audience research and advocacy, and organisational development, supporting small and medium sized museums to raise standards and become more business-like in their approach.