Enterprise and Investment Team

We're focused on promoting economic growth and prosperity throughout the borough. We want to make contact with businesses of all sizes so that we can share the support we offer and hear about any issues that may be inhibiting growth.

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Meet the Enterprise and Investment Team

  • Lesley Crisp, Assistant Team Leader
    Lesley Crisp, Assistant Team Leader

    I am the Assistant Team Leader for the Enterprise and Investment team, whose aim is to promote growth and economic stability in Dacorum.

    As an accredited business advisor, I also work with new and established businesses (with fewer than 50 employees) in Dacorum. I offer them support, networking and training and work with them to ensure their survival.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531003
    Email: lesley.crisp@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Kimberly Woodcock

    Covering Maylands Business Centre on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and Kylna Business Centre on Thursdays, my role is to provide a professional first point of contact for our tenants and their visitors as well as taking phone calls, managing the meeting rooms and booking the subsidised training courses.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531002
    Email: kimberly.woodcock@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Pennie Rayner, Economic Development Officer
    Pennie Rayner, Economic Development Officer

    As Economic Development Officer my role is to develop links with both new and existing local businesses, with the aim of helping the local economy prosper.

    Although I work with a range of businesses across the borough, I focus on retail businesses and town centres.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 228570 Email: pennie.rayner@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Mary Jeffery, Economic Development Officer

    Economic Development Officer Mary JefferyDacorum is an exciting place to live and work, and we love to promote the area as a great place to do business.

    My role involves networking with and supporting local businesses, including providing business advice to enable them to learn, develop, survive and thrive.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531007 Email: mary.jeffery@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Sue Pilgrim, Economic Development Officer
    Sue Pilgrim, Technical Assisitant

    My role is to develop links with established and new businesses in Dacorum, with the aim of encouraging economic growth in the local area. I also have input into events such as Dacorum Business Heroes, Old Town Halloween Party and the Christmas lights switch-on.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531008 Email: sue.pilgrim@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Heather Card-Jones, Technical Assistant, Maylands Business Centre
    Technical assistant Heather Card-Jones

    Covering Maylands Business Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Kylna Business Centre on Tuesdays, my role is to provide a professional first point of contact for our tenants and their visitors, as well as taking phone calls and managing the meeting rooms.

    I'm also responsible for taking bookings for our promotional pitches in Hemel Hempstead town centre.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531002 
    Email: heather.card-jones@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Christy Woodgate, Technical Assistant, Maylands and Kylna Business Centre
    Christy Woodgate

    I am a Technical Assistant supporting our tenants and their visitors as the first point of contact, as well as managing the meeting rooms, training course bookings and office support.

    I also handle the business centre digital marketing strategy, social media, websites and business data maintenance. I cover Maylands Business Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Kylna Business Centre on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (10am to 2pm).

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531004
    Email:  christy.woodgate@dacorum.gov.uk

  • Cindy Withey, Technical Assistant, European Regional Development Fund project

    CindyI am the Technical Assistant providing administrative support for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project, which runs from January 2019 to December 2021. The project provides business support and grants for start-up and new businesses in Hertfordshire.

    Contact me

    Telephone: 01442 531004
    Email: cindy.withey@dacorum.gov.uk