As an experienced business development professional, Jayne delivers considerable impact for both Beta and its clients across a number of sectors. Through Beta’s networks, she can identify opportunities and connect the right people together. Beta has an ethos of developing people and networks, and she firmly believes that relationships are key in any business. Listening and responding to the needs of clients is embedded in ‘how things are done’ at Beta. Jayne has been a director and co-owner of the company since a management buyout in 2006.
Jayne is an expert in communications, operating at a strategic level and implementing specific assignments for clients. She has directed and produced a number of high impact videos and publications for international clients. A highlight of her career to date has been producing a metallurgical history video on behalf of a Brazilian company about how research carried out in Sheffield over 50 years ago, has successfully shaped the development of their current market.
Beta has a solid reputation for ‘making things happen’ and Jayne has acted as a catalyst in setting up a number of Beta’s key projects over the past 20 years. This includes a large scale business support project in Doncaster and more recently a metallurgy editorial committee.
Jayne started her career at Beta in 1997 as an advisor to companies in the agriculture, fisheries and food sectors on European funding for research and development. During this time, she successfully helped companies prepare research proposals, connect with partners in Europe and ultimately access the funding. Jayne developed an understanding of how to build consortia, develop a compelling business case and write good quality proposals, something she still applies today to both Beta and a range of clients.
On a more local level, Jayne is a director of Refurnish, a social enterprise in the reuse sector, a company she first came across when building a business support programme in Doncaster.