Sarah-Jane joined the Trust in October 2021 in the newly created role: Business Community Development Manager. Sarah-Jane’s role is to develop and support the businesses, education institutions and charitable organisations across the Crichton, and facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration and partnership building with the wider Dumfries area as well as Scotland and UK-wide networks.
Sarah-Jane has spent the last 7 years working in the Scottish space sector, based out of the University of Strathclyde; connecting business, academia and government around the uses and applications of space technology across sectors such as agriculture, tourism, land management, environment, forestry and more. Before that Sarah-Jane had a series of roles in education within schools, universities and local government both here in Scotland and abroad.
Having lived in various locations across Scotland, the UK, Europe and further, Sarah-Jane is excited about what Dumfries and Galloway has to offer, having moved in early 2021 to the area. Lots of nature, a vibrant creative and business scene and a thriving food and drink sector!