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Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson

Mentoring Programme Officeer

University of Kent


As the Mentoring Programme Officer for the Growing Kent and Medway Project Mentoring Programme, Laura is responsible for operational management and coordination of the Mentoring Programme. Working with the Mentoring Programme Manager, she helps bring businesses and entrepreneurs in the agriculture, horticulture and food and drink sectors together, to learn from and support each other. Through the mentoring programme she supports collaboration with people across the region to help bring new products to market, increase productivity, support our Kent communities, and build lasting relationships. With a background in project management, contracts and licensing, Laura has a wealth of experience in the public, private and third sectors.

Area of expertise

Business support

  • Mentoring Scheme
  • General Business Support 

Research projects