Head of UK Business Development
South East Region
Claire joined the Institution as a Business Development Manager in 2005. Significant achievements during her career at the Institution include promoting the need for broadening the membership base to include Engineering Technician alongside Incorporated and Chartered Engineer.
In her role as Head of UK Business Development, Claire manages the team responsible for maintaining and developing key relationships with employers and universities to support the engineering community. This involves introducing potential new members to the Institution, from students and apprentices to engineers at all stages of their career and promoting the benefits of professional registration through tailor-made in-house workshops, group presentations, seminars, and events. Claire is also responsible for developing and delivering the Institution’s strategy for professional registration and membership through the UK Business development team including early careers, apprenticeships, armed forces and end point assessment.
Based in West Sussex, Claire works with the South East Region and looks to advise individuals and companies on the most appropriate programmes to support the development of their engineers and takes candidates through the application process, from drafting a submission to preparing for interview. She also offers strategic guidance to active members via the South East regional committee and supports the Institution’s volunteer network.
Since graduating from university, Claire enjoyed several roles working as a Marketing Manager. Joining the Institution has allowed Claire to develop in her role and gain a fascinating insight into the world of engineering, stepping into exciting companies daily, seeing the latest innovations and helping individuals to explore their potential and gain recognition for their achievements.
Claire’s top three
Favourite engineering innovation: The Brompton folding bike.
Person I most admire: Probably my mum!
Greatest challenge facing engineering: Inspiring engineers of the future.