Mandy Bearne

Associate, Cornerstone

Mandy Bearne

Mandy is an experienced manager and marketing and communications professional with nearly 40 years of wide-ranging experience in the planning, tourism, local government, business, B2B, economic development, development, property and inward investment sectors.

For 14 years Mandy was the Director of Marketing and Research for the investment promotion agency, Locate in Kent (LiK). She also set up and run Kent Developers Group, a unique group of local and national developers active in Kent, as well as LiK’s corporate partnership scheme. Her primary role was broad reaching and involved not only promoting Kent as a business location, but also delivering a wealth of market research, management information and business intelligence.

Mandy is experienced in building and working with partnerships – including public/private initiatives and in the local political arena.

Prior to working for Locate in Kent Mandy held a range of roles at Kent County Council covering organisation-wide marketing and communications, economic development, tourism and planning. Mandy’s first roles were as a town planner at Swale Borough Council.