Meet the Team

Catherine Bray

Programme Delivery Manager – Shropshire & Dudley

Shropshire Manufacturing Growth Programme/Dudley Business Growth Programme

Catherine has worked in the delivery of business support across the West Midlands for over 20 years, in both advisory and programme management roles.

As a practiced business advisor she has worked directly with business owners and senior management teams to provide strategic guidance and deliver practical business solutions. Clients have ranged from small start-up companies to complex high growth and established businesses across all sectors within the West Midlands region. Catherine joined OI Advice as part of the Manufacturing Growth Programme delivering across the Worcestershire & Marches LEP areas.  She is a results driven individual with a proven ability to exploit commercial opportunities and has a broad range of business skills developed through working in the private, public and third sector together with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Catherine has recently undertaken a four month secondment role at West Midlands Combined Authority supporting the mobilisation and delivery of regional business support programmes funded via the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

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