Gerry has 21 years’ experience in EU and UK funded business support and skills developments in both the public and private sector, including 7 years in a senior management role in a highly innovative and successful SME. She has an excellent track record in developing and managing ERDF, ESF, European R & D and UK funded projects, generating new income, building partnerships and delivering results.
Gerry has been an Innovate Now Associate since April 2011 and during that time has managed the Eco-Innovation funded Multiple Laser Surface Enhancement project – a 1.6 million euro programme utilising EU Research and Development funding to commercialise the ground-breaking MLSE technology for chemical-free textile processing, and provided project management support to the £4.5 million ERDF funded Yorkshire and Humber Textile Innovation Programme, linking local SMEs to ERDF funded support for innovation in the field of Technical Textiles.. Gerry has also helped a number of West Yorkshire companies to access and manage grant support from the Regional Growth Fund.
Project management (Prince 2), Innovation, Research and development
European and UK public funding, UK funding, Business planning
SMEs, Research and development institutions, Fashion and Textiles
Manufacturing, Local authorities