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inCharnwood is a brand developed by the Regeneration and Economic Development Team at Charnwood Borough Council. The team works closely with other parts of the Council, businesses and with a wide range of partner organisations to help create a strong economy for the Charnwood area.

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There is lots of information about Charnwood on this website. The information is specifically targeted towards Charnwood businesses and potential investors. If you would like to find out more about doing business in Charnwood, please contact us at the details given at the bottom of this page or complete the enquiries form on the website. We would be pleased to hear from you and be happy to assist.

Meet the Team

Liz McCusker - Economic Development and Regeneration Manager 

Liz McCusker has over 10 years of experience in this field, working in the Midlands and Devon, for County, Unitary, Town and Borough Councils.

Having a degree in Education, Liz specialised in health and drug education working in Birmingham for ten years, then relocated to Devon and worked as a consultant delivering parenting standards across England from the Midlands to the Isle of Wight. Liz has also been a business advisor working for the private and public sector. After a break to set up a gin distillery, Liz returned to the public sector delivering broadband connectivity to rural areas of Devon and Somerset with BDUK. In recent years she returned to the Midlands working on regeneration projects.

Liz is passionate about seeing Charnwood prosper and would welcome working in partnership with organisations looking to do the same.

Lorraine Farley - Business Relations and Economic Growth Officer 

Lorraine Farley has worked in Local Government for 19 years where she has spent the last 7 years working in Economic Development and Regeneration.

Lorraine has a wealth of experience creating and delivering several grant schemes aimed at start-up and growing businesses, as well as managing the delivery of various business support initiatives, and has formed strong working relationships with a wide range of partners which are essential for supporting the local economy.

The role of Business Relations and Economic Growth Officer will give Lorraine a focus on working with and supporting businesses to access support to start up and grow, as well as attracting inward investment into the area.

Charnwood is a great location for businesses and Lorraine is keen to open discussions with local businesses to understand their goals and aspirations, as well as looking to build on relationships with partners who have an impact on Economic Development and are looking to work in collaboration.

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