Ian Gent - Career Experience

B2B Marketing

  • Marketing and management of 40 business support projects
  • Business engagement - securing 50% market penetration 

Business Development

  • Bid direction and bid-writing - securing £30m new contract wins
  • Specialist in national, regional and local business support development

Economic Development

  • Development of 7 superfast broadband exploitation projects
  • Design of growth-hub, rural, social enterprise & skills support projects


  • Successfully managed Marcomms budgets from £1,000 to £1,000,000
  • Led a full-service marketing team of 30 including media, research & CRM

Stakeholders & Partners

  • Identification of operational partners that secured £9m of new contracts
  • Management of national, regional and local stakeholder relationships

Leadership & Management

  • Board and senior level management of growth & organisational change 
  • Development of projects securing overhead efficiency & new services