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Alexandra Gardiner

Alexandra Gardiner

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Alex is a director at economic consultancy Metro Dynamics where she works with towns and cities to develop new strategies and ideas to grow the local economy in ways which work for everyone. She is passionate about creating opportunities for people in all parts of the UK, and her work focuses on inclusive growth, social mobility, innovation and economic resilience & renewal. A significant part of this has been interrogating and redesigning growth strategies, ensuring that they will deliver wealth for local people, are collaborative across public/private partnerships, and that they are both ambitious and achievable. Before joining Metro Dynamics Alex worked at New Economy, Greater Manchester Combined Authority窶冱 strategy, policy and research organisation. She established the strategy team, developing new ideas and commissioning initiatives from concept to point of delivery to grow the economy of Greater Manchester. Internally in the company Alex is also the People Director, focusing on staff development, training, recruitment and good employment. Like Oldham College Metro Dynamics are a member of the GMCA Good Employment Charter and the Real Living Wage Foundation. Alex is also a founding partner in the Inclusive Growth Network, and sits on the GM Mayor窶冱 SME Low Pay Taskforce.