Celebrating International Woman’s Day 2017

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In an Industry which seems to be stereotypically for men, the VEC are challenging these stereotypes as we highlight the fantastic and bold women who are involved in engineering, technology and science today!


The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC)

Lynn Dwyer has been the Interim Head of Business Development for the VEC for over 4 years now and shows no sign of slowing down. Lynn manages VEC projects and commercial activity and is pretty much the face of the   VEC. Introducing SME’s, businesses and potential clients to our facilities, our unique skills and technologies as well as showcasing some of our exciting and fantastic previous collaborative work, Lynn shows the rest of the world what benefits the VEC can bring to a variety of businesses.


Finance Manager, Debbie Rogers has over 26 years of experience in finance control and business administration, expertise she has transferred over to the LCR4 Project. Debbie is responsible for all admin and finance matters not only within the VEC, but also the LCR4 Project as the main partners. The LCR4 Project is a regional and large scale project so Debbie’s knowledge and experience is key to a successful delivery.



Marketing Officer, Emma Rhodes joined the VEC in 2016, becoming responsible for all marketing activity for not only the VEC, but the LCR4 Project as a whole, liaising with and supporting all 5 partners of the project and ensuring all marketing collateral and project branding is consistent with the same strong messaging.

Emma also works close with Marketing Agency, Active Profile, a highly successful business which has 90.9% female employees. Active Profile has a strong background in science and technology and has previously worked with clients such as Energy Innovation Centre, Liverpool Science Park and Northern Gas Networks.