Kate is our most recent employee, joining the business in January 2021. She brings with her a wealth of senior business experience having worked at Board level for 17 years within the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and architectural/design sectors.
Kate has extensive experience in delivering effective, proactive, streamlined solutions to busy, challenging and pressured business environments, focusing on providing a comprehensive level of executive support, ultimately enabling the team at Merralls to better service the needs of their expanding client base.
I work with Innovate UK through their Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform. I am the appointed independent Monitoring Officer for a number of collaborative projects involving diverse range of innovative businesses and research institutions of all sizes. Larger commercial participants have included Marine Harvest, Morrisons, SAB Miller, Pepsico, Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis), Sainsburys, SRUC, Syngenta, Unilever and Velcourt.
My mix of business and research experience, coupled with an extensive network helps me to add value to a wide range of projects.
Frequently my input is in project monitoring (delivering funder assurance), but I am able to act in an advisory, business development or project management capacity where appropriate, in order to drive businesses forward by overcoming strategic and operational challenges.
Vickie joined the business in March 2012 after fourteen years working in the legal profession and practicing as a solicitor having qualified at Needham & James. Vickie drives the business’ client focus and her previous experience brings real attention to detail and organisational skills in her role as a Director at Merralls as well as an understanding for good client communications and working relationship.
Vickie is heavily involved in project management and strategic advice, ensuring all the boxes are ticked and deadlines are met whilst keeping all parties working well together..
Kate brings fresh ideas for marketing and social media as well as keeping all of our accounts running smoothly and up to date. Kate is also a planning whiz and fixer extraordinaire, she applies her natural problem solving ability to help keep everyone in the Merralls team on track.
Elaine has previously been a self-employed book-keeper for the last 15 years and has joined our team to help keep our accounts running smoothly.
Jason brings over 25 years of IT experience to the team having worked previously for Department of Transport, Shell UK, The Royal National Institute of the Blind. He now supports the company IT and technical collaboration with clients.