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Mr Gary Trappitt

Job: Business Development Manager

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: Department of Research, Business and Innovation

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

T: +44 (0)116 207 8968, +44 (0)7785 341 504




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Role summary

Gary provides a service which creates a link between the expertise in the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences and external clients from commercial, statutory and voluntary sectors including Health Providers, Criminal Justice, Pharmaceutical & Manufacturing, Retail and Social Support Services.

His work includes analysing clients service needs and strategic challenges, and preparing innovative solutions drawing on expertise in the faculty.

Areas of expertise

Developing client specific training solutions

Consultancy and analytical services

Innovation & licensing


After six years of teaching Gary joined Kimberly Clark and ultimately worked as a National Account Manager and then in the elite team which launched Huggies across Europe. Gary subsequently worked as Sales Director and Client Service Director in the marketing services, media, market research, employment  and voluntary sectors working with clients including Marks & Spencer, John Lewis Partnership, Walkers Pepsico, GlaxoSmithKline and Kraft Jacob Suchard.

In addition to commercial sales and client services management, Gary had responsibility for launching new products, re-positioning service delivery, and leading teams to deliver European Union funded projects.