Business development and sales support consultancy kc4business is celebrating its landmark fifth anniversary.
Kathryn Clamp founded the firm at the age of 61 in October 2015 to provide outsource support as an extension of clients’ businesses without the cost or need for a full-time member of staff
She counts cutting-edge businesses in aerospace, energy, defence and rail among her clients across the UK.
Kathryn, who is based in Thame, Oxfordshire, 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 expertise with their new ideas to achieve results.”
Kathryn added: “To reach my fifth anniversary really is a milestone and I am very grateful to my clients and everyone who has supported me so far.
“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, now aged 66, began her career in 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 launched kc4business Ltd after being made redundant. Her diverse range of outsourcing services include relationship building within the supply chain, support for preparation and attendance at major trade shows, development of new and existing customers, and following up potential new clients.
She is currently busy preparing for the Rail Vehicle and Enhancements (RVE) Expo trade show incorporating RFM Meet the Buyer at Pride Park in Derby on November 5.
Kathryn works in the defence sector with Parmley Technologies Ltd and in rail and defence with Hub Electronics. Parmley managing director Derek Parmley and Hub Electronics managing director Paul Latter were her first clients and remain with her.
She is also working in the digitalisation sector with smart remote condition monitoring firm FliteTrak Ltd and in decarbonisation with next generation hydrogen energy systems pioneer tpgroup plc.
FliteTrak and tpgroup plc will be sharing stand number D1 at the RVE trade show.
Others she is helping to fly the flag for are NewMet Ltd, Flitetec Ltd and E3 Consultants Ltd.
Kathryn has business and moral support from her daughter Jo Dinnage, who is also a director of kc4business, as well as a wealth of family support.
She is a member of the policy committee of the defence trade association NDI, which is part of Make UK.
Kathryn is a consultant member of the Rail Forum Midlands and community partner member of the Rail Alliance.
She also sat on the SME defence committee of the ADS trade body for aerospace, defence, security and space for many years.