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Claire obtained a Law LLB Hons Degree from the University of Hull before joining East Riding of Yorkshire Council in the legal department.  She decided to switch from legal public sector services to private industry.

Her current role is at BCW Engineering (automotive / aerospace manufacturer) as Group Finance Director where she has served over six years.  She is responsible for Group Finance and IT matters and has been instrumental in the company’s growth from £6-£18m during her time there.

Claire also enjoys being involved in the Burnley Bondholders and is an East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Council Director.  It has given her a good insight into the regions national role, and a greater appreciation of private sector influence.

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