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Beta is an expert in communication, dissemination and exploitation activities, especially in support of large-scale international collaborative research projects. Over the past 20 years, Beta has been an advisor, a UK national contact point, and a participant in European programmes, across a number of thematic areas including the environment; SME development; health; food & rural affairs.
As experts in dissemination, Beta combines technical knowledge with communication skills to promote research results and project outcomes to a wide range of stakeholder groups. This includes tailoring messages to maximise impact, reaching members of the public, industry, professionals and academics. Beta works in partnership with a range of organisations to deliver outputs such as websites, videos and publications.
Beta is the partner responsible for leading the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities within the consortium through work package 6 (Communication and End User Material), and providing support to the tasks involved in work package 1 (Management and Coordination).
This includes maximising the impact of EU PiG through the development and implementation of a coherent communication strategy, throughout the duration of the project and beyond, which incorporates public facing promotion and the publication of end user material.
An integral part of the communication strategy is the EU PiG project website, providing the ‘best practice’ end user materials in ‘user friendly’ ways to pig producers in particular, and all the other various stakeholder groups.
Jayne Evans, Work Package Leader (WP6)
Jayne, a Director and co-owner of Beta since 2006, passionate about business development and an expert in communications, including the dissemination of research results. She has experience in stakeholder communication, technical dissemination and managing European projects, including promoting European research funding. She has been responsible for co-ordinating six transnational EU funded projects and has extensive experience of dissemination activity and conference organisation within EU programmes, in addition to managing dissemination activities for a wide range of clients internationally, including universities and multinationals.
Steve Bradley, Project Manager
Steve, a qualified, professional consultant and contract manager has a long-standing record of accomplishment in business support and European funding, including roles as UK National Contact point for SMEs and LIFE, the EU dedicated instrument for the environment and climate action.
Johanne Boulding, Project Manager
Jo is an experienced Project Manager and has spent most of her career in the business support sector, working both as a deliverer and funder. Jo has excellent team working and organisational skills, and achieves results by the implementation of good processes, attention to detail and timely communication.