Mrs Dipa Patel

Job: Business Development Manager

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Department of Research, Business and Innovation

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8957




Role summary

Dipa works on developing and generating new business opportunities by acting as a conduit between external organisations and the Faculty of Business and Law.

Working to understand client needs and offer innovative solutions, Dipa ensures successful project delivery through; drafting and managing proposal development, building and maintaining excellent relationships with clients and key contacts, and coordinating activity with internal colleagues.

Dipa also actively promotes the Faculty areas of expertise to businesses and initiates marketing activities to promote the Faculty's products and services. 

Areas of expertise

Bespoke programmes and consultancy services in areas such as Management, HRM, and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.



Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) 

Placements and Internships


Dipa's previous roles include; Organisational Development (training), Business Advisor, Careers Advisor on Train to Gain programme (UK government funding scheme), and Project Management in the Education sector. 

Having worked in the Education sector for 10 years, Dipa demonstrates high levels of presentation, communication, client account management, training, strategy development and implementation, project planning, and customer service skills.

Dipa has worked with a diverse range of businesses and organisations in all sectors, and recognises the challenges faced in these fast-paced times of change. 

Memberships, Honours and Professional Qualifications

PG Cert Coaching

CIPD Certificate in Training Practice

NVQ Level 3 Information Advice and Guidance

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) 

BA (Hons) Business Administration

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