Locate in Kent counting on new board member

Investment promotion agency Locate in Kent has added experienced chartered accountant Clive Stevens to its board of directors.

Clive, Managing Partner at Reeves, was appointed to the board at a meeting earlier this month.

The 56-year-old, who has been responsible for securing the firm’s growth and strategic direction since 1995, has become the first accountant to join the Locate in Kent board.

Speaking about his appointment, Clive said: “During the past 18 years I have managed Reeves’ expansion across Kent and the South East, helping the company become the largest accountancy practice in the county.

“This consistent growth has given me a keen sense of the key business factors that companies always look for when they want to expand or relocate – factors such as transport links, prevalence of skilled, local workers and the standard of living in the area.

“I hope I can use this experience to help Locate in Kent to continue to promote the county’s many commercial and social advantages to employers far and wide.”

“We welcome Clive to the board,” said Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of Locate in Kent. “He has a considerable understanding of the types of core requirements companies often identify, and the importance they attach to each one, when they are looking to expand, as well as fresh ideas and enthusiasm, from which we will all benefit.

“Kent faces stiff competition for inward investment projects, and the support and direction of an experienced and knowledgeable board of directors is vital if Locate in Kent is to continue to build on 15 years of successes which have seen us attract or retain more than 50,000 jobs for the county.”

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