Jane is a coach at dream on and has been involved with the CIC since it first started training. Jane ran her own, very small rural business for several years; during this time she worked with other small businesses to form a social enterprise that helped growers and producers across the East of England gain market share through the sourcing and manufacturing or more local raw ingredients.

Jane later took the lead to form a larger social business, where Jane’s main achievements were to source funding and form successful partnerships with a wide variety of stake holders. Originally a social worker, Jane’s small business experience later led her to train as a business coach and to develop skills in impact measurement.

Voluntary roles have included sitting on a board that administered soft loans to women wanting to start their own business, to helping to launch and edit an award winning village magazine. Jane is passionate about encouraging and supporting people who want to create positive change that makes life for individuals or communities better.

Jane is married with a grown up family and loved the great outdoors. Jane is a keen gardner, enjoys photographing urban landscapes, theatre going, and the occasional music festival.