Business Development Manager

Helen connects the business needs of our clients with the pilot-scale expertise and services of the BDC, University of York and other business support partners. Out of work Helen loves a good music festival, fair weather kayaking , cycling, and dabbling with photography.

From her early days in London’s capital selling commercial waste contracts to M&S and Boots stores, she moved on to selling recycling and composting to the residents of Buckinghamshire. Moving up to Yorkshire she joined the Earth Centre, to help with funding and external partnerships. This was followed with 6 years in consultancy and communications in sustainability and another 6 years in business development for low-carbon and renewable innovations in various industrial sectors. She joined the BDC in May 2013.

Business development and making industry connections is her thing, she looks forward to hearing from you at helen.shiels@york.ac.uk or 07880 182863.


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