Opportunity knocks to take on the "real privilege" of heading up WCC's business centres
"Now is the right time for me to move on - and that means there is a fantastic opportunity for someone else to come in and make their mark..."
Duncan Haldane is leaving his role as Warwickshire County Council's Delivery Manager for Business Centres after 12 years in the job.
Duncan is leaving to pursue other interests but reflects upon his time in the role as "a real privilege" - and says that a wonderful opportunity awaits his successor.
WCC is now hunting that successor who will take a proactive strategic and operational role in the management and ongoing development of the 260 business units across the eight sites run by the county council throughout Warwickshire.
"Working with businesses and seeing them develop, first from ideas to business plans and then to successful and expanding enterprises over the past 12 years, has been a real privilege and immensely rewarding," Duncan said.
"Having started and run my own business in the past, I know all too well the ups, downs and challenges that face any business owner. I think that being able to fully empathise and understand the real issues has made it easier to engage and hopefully offer practical advice and support where appropriate.
"I have loved my time working with the businesses and the great teams at our business centres, but now is the right time for me to move on - and that means there is a fantastic opportunity for someone else to come in and make their mark.
"It will be someone who has strong commercial and strategic skills, together with an understanding of the importance of supporting small businesses within Warwickshire and their contribution to the economic growth of the region.
"If you like being busy, with never a dull moment, and you relish the opportunity to work closely with small businesses, while developing and delivering commercial opportunities, all under the umbrella of an outstanding customer care philosophy, this could be the role for you."
For more information and to apply on line, please go to: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/jobs and enter ‘Delivery Manager’ in the Job Title search box.