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Michelle Collard

Commercial Services Manager

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Commercial Team


Michelle is a Commercial Services Manager in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, leading on commercial strategy for the School with responsibility for a mixed portfolio of services, aimed at both industry and members of the public. These include:

  • Brackenhurst Short Courses
  • ARES Global Summer School Courses
  • Academic Services, such as scientific testing, canine behaviour consultation service and crop trials
  • Consultancy services
  • Hire of scientific facilities

She is also a member of the School Executive Team.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU Michelle successfully project managed a number of high profile, multi-partner EU-funded projects in the East Midlands such as Metro Biodiversity Phase 1, FEAST, Future Factory, Enterprise Inc and PiKt. These had a combined value of over £25 million and focused on increasing economic development or sustainability within the East Midlands.

She has a wealth of experience in supporting SMEs and students. For 4 years she project managed the East Midlands Incubation Network, on behalf of a number of universities in the East Midlands.

Previous roles have been within private, public and third sectors, giving her a great all round perspective of different working cultures.