Tech business consultant celebrates five successful years in business she started at aged 61

BUSINESS LINE

An Oxfordshire woman who started her own business at the age of 61 is celebrating five successful years in business.

Kathryn Clamp launched kc4business Ltd to provide outsource business development and sales support services after she was made redundant.

Now she is marking the fifth anniversary of her own business, supporting innovative technology firms across the UK.

Kathryn, who is now 66, said: “Age really is no barrier to success.

“It is incredibly rewarding to be able to use my many years of experience to support ambitious businesses of all sizes in their growth plans.

“Many of my clients are on the cutting edge of technology, and it is exciting to combine my experience with their new ideas to achieve results.”

She added: “There is plenty to look forward to and be positive about despite the ongoing impact of Covid, which makes relationship building and collaboration between businesses more important than ever.”

Kathryn began her career in the army before working as a business account manager and member of the UK management team at leading electrical component manufacturer E-T-A Circuit Breakers Ltd for more than 20 years.

She supports firms from her base in Thame, Oxfordshire, predominately in the rail, defence, energy and aerospace sectors.

Covid-19 permitting, Kathryn is currently preparing for the Rail Vehicle and Enhancements (RVE) Expo trade show on November 5 where two clients of her clients, FliteTrak and tpgroup plc, will be sharing stand number D1.

Kathryn works in the defence sector with Parmley Technologies Ltd and in rail and defence with Hub Electronics.

Others she is helping to fly the flag for are NewMet Ltd, Flitetec Ltd and E3 Consultants Ltd.

Kathryn is a member of the policy committee of the defence trade association NDI, which is part of the manufacturers organisation Make UK.

She is also a consultant member of the Rail Forum Midlands and community partner member of the Rail Alliance.