Meet the Team

Who we are - our services

Seeking support to grow your business can be difficult – we understand that, which is why we offer a range of services – all free of charge and all under one roof. 

Tamworth and Lichfield for Business is a service shared by the two local authorities which cover our area. Our function is to enable businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield to access the support that is available to them to help your business thrive – encouraging economic development and regeneration across the heart of the UK.

Our team has unrivalled local knowledge – meaning you get the best possible advice to help inform your key business decisions. We know people and organisations, and adopt a collaborative approach to helping businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield. You are only a phone call or email away from advice that could make all the difference.


Our Team

Lorraine Farley

Hi, I’m Lorraine Farley, Economic Development and Regeneration Officer for Tamworth Borough Council.lorraine

Mine is a hands-on role, offering pragmatic business support and advice, engagement and helping forge relationships which are of benefit to a range of businesses in the area. I have worked here for 14 years, and in that time have accumulated a wealth of intelligence and knowledge which is an enormous help to me and others in this role.

Working closely with partners enables me to best understand their requirements and provide genuinely useful help and advice. For me it’s the people behind the businesses that make this place buzz, and it’s great that I get to meet those people every day.

Getting in touch with me is easy – contact me on - 01827 709525

Jonathan PercivalJP

Hi, I’m Jonathan Percival, Economic Development Officer at Lichfield District Council.

I'm in contact with businesses daily, dealing with a variety of businesses and enquiries providing assistance to Lichfield businesses. I'm passionate about the local business community, working with local business organisations, offering business support and advice.

Get in touch with myself on - 01543 308149


Klaudia Haines

Hi, I'm Klaudia Haines, Growth Hub Advisor for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Growth Hub, based from Tamworth Borough Council, covering KHLichfield, East Staffs and Cannock too.

I'm now making appointments to meet with small to medium sized businesses across the areas mentioned above, to explore your needs and provide free and impartial support to help you grow.

Whether you would like to use me as a sounding board to explore your business' potential or whether you have some clear goals in mind please get in touch.

For further support please get in touch with myself klaudia@GBSLEPGROWTHHUB.CO.UK - 07528 630 002

Stacy Birt

Hi, I’m Stacy Birt, Tourism and Town Centre Development Officer for Tamworth Borough Council.

I am born and bred here, and my role involves tourism, development, relationship fostering and regeneration amongst other things. I know the area inside out and I know the people who work here, and I work closely with Tamworth Town Team as well as the local Chamber and other business organisations. My work has also won a number of awards, but above all what I enjoy is the daily interaction with businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield.

I’m always happy to help – contact me on: – 01827 709 583

Matthew Fletcher

Hi, I’m Matt Fletcher, Head of Economic Development and Regeneration, for Tamworth Borough Council.

I talk to businesses in Tamworth and Lichfield every day, and that has led to helping create a strong, long-lasting relationship between the two local authorities and businesses.

I have worked for the Tamworth and Lichfield for Business team since its inception eight years ago. We are proud to have delivered tangible benefits to scores of businesses in our area, working with partner organisations to drive growth. But we’re also mindful we can do more, so my door is always open.

Contact me on - 01827 709 382