Jane is the managing director of Shepherd PR, a locally based public relations consultancy.
The company provides a strong CSR programme primarily focused on offering opportunities to young people, including structured work experience placements and mentoring. It also operates a successful in-house apprenticeship scheme, which is now in its fourth year.
A graduate of the University of Keele, Jane was an officer in the Royal Air Force’s Journalism and Public Relations 7644 Squadron. She also worked as a newspaper reporter at The Sentinel in Stoke-on-Trent.
In 2015, Jane was awarded a Visiting Industrial Fellowship from Aston University and she was appointed an Export Champion for the Midlands Engine by the Department of International Trade in 2017.