Invest in Huntingdonshire is the Economic Development Team for Huntingdonshire District Council. Our role is to support inward investment in our beautiful region and help companies looking to grow their businesses here to thrive. We aim to provide the truly integrated, high quality insight and guidance service that our business community need to enable them to prosper here.
Meet our Team
Economic Development Manager Nykki leads the economic development service for the Council and brings 30 years of public and private sector experience. Previously, she led the Department for International Trade’s inward investment activity for Life Sciences and Healthcare for 10 years where she supported hundreds of businesses to invest in the UK. Nykki has worked in start-ups, venture capital and multi-nationals in sectors such as automotive, technology, digital and biotech. In her spare time, Nykki will be in the garden, creating new spaces to enjoy and taking her children fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast.
Economic Development Officer Paul has worked as part of the ED team since 2019, having previously worked at the Cambridgeshire Chambers Of Commerce. His extensive local business network, knowledge and expertise has helped connect Huntingdonshire businesses with invaluable support throughout and beyond the COVID pandemic. Paul continues to support the needs of the team as we look forward and help to nurture our local economy on several fronts. Away from HDC (Huntingdonshire District Council), Paul is an experienced grassroots football coach with over six seasons of tying shoelaces under his belt! His team have completed their very first season in the top division of the Hunts league. Paul is also Vice-Chair of Needingworth Colts FC.
James is an accomplished Analyst, with over a decade of experience in deploying data for intelligent decision-making, alongside producing published research. Having recently completed a Masters in Finance with econometrics, James has a passion for macroeconomic modelling and utilising R. James most enjoys supporting Huntingdonshire's businesses to thrive, with a keen interest in manufacturing. In his spare time, you will likely find James atop of a Peak District crag.
Business Support Administrator Phoebe maintains the Invest in Huntingdonshire social platforms to ensure recent news and upcoming events are visible to our stakeholders. Alongside her digital tasks, Phoebe often supports the team with their ad hoc administrative duties and booking of meetings with the team's diary management. When she is out of the office, Phoebe spends time with her family and spontaneous trips away.
Our Support Services
Our dedicated Economic Development team provide a free service offering data and insights, help and support to ensure your relocation to, or expansion within, the district is as effortless and seamless as possible.
News & Events
Shop front scheme is extended to St Neots and Ramsey
A scheme aimed at supporting businesses to repair and improve their shop fronts is being extended in Huntingdonshire.Read More
Invest in Huntingdonshire Property Portal Launched
New user-friendly platform open to businesses seeking to move into or expand within the districtRead More
Domestic Abuse Awareness for Employers
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership are hosting sessions to aims to raise awareness of this hard-hitting topic, whilst showcasing the importance and true difference a business can make to employees who are victims of domestic abuse.Read More