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Mr Michael Abbott

Funding Assistant



Michael is working as an administrator on The Big House project, an ERDF funded project that seeks to support creative and digital industries in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire districts.  This is a collaborative project, in conjunction with several local organisations, including University of Derby, Creative Quarter, NAE, NBV, Derby Quad and NTU.  Michael’s role is focused on completing operational administration, ensuring the project claims and events run smoothly and efficiently.

Career overview

Michael has been a significant member of the team at East Midlands Chamber that delivered and administered the DWP Work Programme over the last 5 years.  He has also helped E.On complete major EU wide projects in Energy Efficiency, assisted Working Links deliver the DWP OLASS project, and local company Formation Training & Development complete a multi-million pound government project based in social work.