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Jennifer Hartley


Jennifer drives Newcastle’s ambition to attract new business, investment and jobs.

As well as heading a team of highly experienced managers, she is responsible for developing and delivering our ambitious plans to support indigenous businesses to grow and ultimately to help deliver private-sector-led growth.

Jennifer has more than 12 years’ trade and investment experience within both the public and private sector. These include leading on the city’s tech and digital strategy and working as Deputy Head and Trade Investment Director at Tech North. She has worked on several technology-driven projects that have brought significant investment into the region She has been a mentor on Europe’s most successful accelerator programme, ignite 100 and is a board member of North East IT cluster organisation, Dynamo.

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