Staff profile

Hana York

Business Development Manager

Hana York


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Business Engagement & Employability



I joined the University after spending five years working at QUAD in Derby developing a European-funded project aimed at offering business support to the Creative Industries and prior to that across a number of marketing and business development roles with a focus on the leisure and tourism industries.

I work within the University’s Business School as a Business Development Manager, helping SMEs across our region to access the funded support and training available to them via the University.

I'm a creative community champion, building networks for creative and entrepreneurial people and businesses. My aim is to connect people to help grow businesses and develop thriving communities.

I am a marketeer with more than twenty years of experience. I love to host, speak and organise events.

Professional interests

I have a particular passion for championing the growth and development of creative SMEs within our region.

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

I have over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development mostly in a B2B context.

Additional interests and activities

I'm the host and organiser of CreativeMornings/Derby. A free breakfast lecture series for the creative community and part of the world's largest face-to-face creative network. We meet once a month to eat breakfast, drink coffee and listen to a talk by someone marvellous.

Recent publications

Clubhouse - Authentic Conversations or Opinion Overload?

Marketed Spring Edition 21 - MarketED.Live

Talking Business LIVE! - Marketing Derby Bondholder Webinar - 3rd November 2020

In recent months we have seen an increase in our Bondholder companies using innovative technology to help with the day-to-day running of their businesses. Hana York asks the question 'Is our new virtual world killing creativity?'

RE/Bite 01 with Tim Elliott & Hana York - The RE of Marketing

Tim Elliott interviews Hana York on 'community' in the very first RE/Bite. RE: Bites are new short and chewy minisodes of 'The RE of Marketing' podcast