Manager in a range of industries enabling profitable growth and challenging norms. In the last 14 years, she has worked with Tech Start-ups as a hands-on leader, providing a clear vision for teams and building consensus to accomplish strategic goals, adaptable to change. Skilled in Business Transformation, Investment & Grant funding, Growth Scaling, Value Creation, Stakeholder communication, Business & Financial Planning, Tax Accounting, Critical thinking, Implementing Policies and Processes and Leadership. Kathryn has strong professional consulting skills.
She gained a BA Hons in International Business & Italian from Brunel University and Masters. Then went to work in various senior positions at NatWest, 3M, AOL, and Bupa. Responsible for turnovers from £3-£400M. More recently Kathryn joined Reach Robotics as Finance Director, set up the international finance structure and secured investment and grant funding of over £10M.
Working on the recent Covid19 business support programme as part of Innovate UK and Business West she has helped companies pivot into new sectors and geographical areas. Kathryn has supported businesses to realign their strategies, understand new potential product and services, key drivers, route to market, value propositions, whilst preparing companies to be in a good position for future investment and funding.
She has joined as Scaleup Director to be part of a network of experienced consultants. Kathryn brings a wealth of Finance and Commercial experience to the team but is also a generalist. She is excited to work with some of the most ambitious disruptive companies in the UK and be part of their journey to scale up success.
Kathryn loves working with Start-up, growth scaling businesses. She enjoys meeting new people, understanding their business vision, and adding value to help them reach exponential growth.
In her free time, she enjoys going out with her teenage daughters, travelling, learning languages, playing tennis, going to the gym, and walking her dog a West Highland Terrier called Rigsby.