Amanda has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing SME business support programmes. Her previous role was as Head of Service for Hertfordshire Growth Hub. She enjoys working with clients to support and implement growth strategies, and with stakeholders to help their members and contacts find out about the support available to them. She has also developed programmes for specialist consultants and coaches to enable their expertise to be accessed easily by local firms. A long-time resident of Hertfordshire, she is keen to support its manufacturers to benefit from the opportunities provided by the Manufacturing Growth Programme. A fluent French speaker, in her spare time Amanda enjoys travel, cooking, gardening and reading.