CREST Reaseheath College Team
Head of Projects, Research and Innovation
Simon’s role at Reaseheath College is to provide dynamic and forward-thinking leadership for College projects, research, innovation and commercial services, providing coordinated intervention to businesses, and supporting delivery departments across the College to exploit the full potential of their resources. He work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to identify project and funding opportunities, preparing a detailed business case and bid documentation, and managing the implementation of contracts through to completion. Within CREST, Simon provides support to businesses and develops projects for beneficiaries.
Tom graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc Hons Chemical Engineering & Chemistry. From there he spent his time productively working in varying roles in the food & drink sector, gaining skills in; QA/QC, supply chain management, compliance & regulatory affairs, production engineering and project management (including lean management principles). He also has a strong background in flavours & fragrance for the FMCG markets as well as process optimisation, including developing manufacturing best practice for sustainability and environmental impact goals.
Tom has helped a number of SMEs as a consultant, using the skills above, as well as creating a number of start-ups of his own. He currently works at Reaseheath College as a (CREST) Research Manager and is actively involved in projects relating to the agritech, bioeconomy, sustainability, food & environment sectors as part of the Projects, Research & Innovation (PRI) department