EMILY Raleigh has been appointed PR consultant to help raise the profile of Huddersfield University’s new 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.

Ms Raleigh has the task of helping to attract businesses that would benefit from the centre’s ethos, by highlighting the state-of-the art facilities available, the flexible workspaces on offer and the access to financial, technical and commercial support. She previously worked for full-service communications agency Kindred and brings experience from both the private and public sectors, in particular the health, education and pharmaceutical sectors.

The centre, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Kirklees Council, is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built building that offers a range of support to assist dynamic business growth.

It will help companies to penetrate national and international markets and houses the latest technology. It will make financial and commercial support accessible for all tenants and act as a catalyst to promote collaboration between businesses and higher education.