Heather Dean Head of Business Support
Heather joined Ngage in 2005 as Business Development Manager, using her expertise and knowledge of training and qualifications to design innovative programmes and projects to support SMEs and workforce development at both regional and local levels. Heather has been successful in winning a wide range of bids and tenders such as training for retailers, upskilling construction companies to bid as cosortia for some of the major contracts, coaching for growth for SMEs, and sustainable business travel. During the delivery of the Business Link contract, Heather represented the service and Ngage in skills-related matters at a strategic level with a plethora of publicly funded organisations, including Sector Skills Councils, Women’s Enterprise, Lifelong Learning Networks, Local Authorities, Universities, Regional Resource Centres, Sector Consortia, Employment and Skills Boards, and Learning and Skills Partnerships. Heather also represented Business Link on the board of the Milton Keynes Economic and Learning Partnership as well as the Buckinghamshire Innovation and Growth Team, and was a member of SEEDA’s ERDF Project Selection Committee.