Kirsten joined the PCIM team in April 2018 and brings 20 years of experience working in the public, private and social sectors. Her career started in economic development and European public affairs and then moved into learning and knowledge management roles. From 2005-2010 Kirsten worked for Social Enterprise UK, firstly managing EU and Big Lottery funded knowledge sharing programmes and latterly managing business partnerships and trading activities as Director of Business. Kirsten moved to Bristol in 2011 and since then worked in a freelance capacity as a social enterprise business and projects advisor for a range of public sector clients, including health-focussed organisations. In 2016 Kirsten co-founded an early years education and childcare social enterprise – Raised in Bristol.