Newbury West Berkshire economic development company (EDC) has appointed Robyn Brookes as chief executive.

Mrs Brookes will be responsible for all business support and growth activities of the EDC, including marketing and inward investment while seeking to drive membership, financial growth and widen its network and engagement.

She previously worked in various business management roles including development manager for the Thames Valley region for the Federation of Small Business where she represented the views of members and lobbied local and central government on key issues.

Richard Benyon, chairman of Newbury West Berkshire EDC, said: “We are delighted to welcome Robyn to the EDC. Having recently celebrated our first anniversary, Robyn will lead the drive in promoting our region as a successful place to work, live and play while also growing our influence within the business community.”

Mrs Brookes said: “I’m genuinely excited to be joining Newbury West Berkshire at this time. Given everything that people and the economy have been through over the last few months there is so much to do and so many amazing businesses to support during the current climate. I’m very positive for the future of West Berkshire.”

Robyn can be contacted at:  or 07771 690433.

Image shows Robyn Brookes with Richard Benyon.

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