Management Team

Our team of experts take pride in becoming a truly hands-on professional partner for our clients. This enables us to be used as consultants, interim managers or as an outsourced resource, which offers clients a high degree of flexibility without the need for long term commitment or the overheads, responsibilities or fixed costs associated with the development of in-house solutions.

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    Neil Darwin

    Neil Darwin has over 20 years working in economic development across public, private and government sectors. Neil’s experience has been gained in complex, multiple stakeholder environments across the UK and working with partners across Europe. He has experience of leading projects with partners across all continents.

    With particular expertise in:

    • leading and managing broad services, including refocusing organisations and success in delivering new strategic plans
    • sourcing funding for both individual businesses and for public sector infrastructure;
    • strategy design and managing delivery in complex public-private sector environments
    • ensuring high quality outcome-focused delivery
    • supporting business growth and attracting inward investment

    Before joining Deyton Bell, Neil completed a successful period as the Chief Executive of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership. Prior to this Neil has held a number of Economic Development roles across public and private sectors.

    Neil has a strong reputation across public, private and government sectors and is known for his strategic thinking and ability to convert this into high quality delivery. His is able to work effectively with all sectors and is able to develop meaningful collaborations for the benefit of new and existing clients.

    Away from the office, Neil can be found watching non-league football, and when he can face it he resumes his lifelong loyalty to Ipswich Town. Neil also enjoys attending obscure music gigs and has an extensive knowledge of the Indie genre. He also spends considerable time ferrying two teenagers around.

About Us

Championing the East of England

The Regional Economic Alliance provides a platform for thought leaders across the East of England to share their knowledge and collectively work together to address key issues. We provide a forum for the Private, Public and Not for Profit Sectors to meet and work on matters of concern and opportunity, to undertake joint initiatives in a flexible partnership centric way.

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