The Team

Rhona Pringle - Managing Director

Rhona led the ground breaking Rural Capitals programme for Yorkshire Forward, encompassing Renaissance Market Towns, Low Carbon Rural Capitals and Enterprising Rural capitals programmes - see Rural Capitals. She is an Academician of the Academy of Urbanism, national executive group member of the Small Towns of Tomorrow Forum  and was a mentor for DEFRA’s Rural Excellence programme.  Rhona also tutors and delivers lectures at Newcastle University for the school of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.  In addition, Rhona has considerable expertise in sustainable development, having chaired a number of regional bodies and contributed to the development of local and regional sustainable development strategies. She has excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences and has a successful track record of partnership working at a senior level. 

Accend tailors project teams according to the needs of our clients.  This includes expertise from a team of associates.

Rhona is an associate with Genecon, a specialist management consultancy supporting Government, local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and the private sector in delivering local economic growth. They make sense of place economics - navigating the complexity of places, communities and economies to promote efficient and effective investment choices. Accend and Genecon together provide a comprehensive package of support for partners seeking to deliver the best possible outcomes for their organisations, places and communities.

Contact: Rhona Pringle - Managing Director    Email:     Tel: 07846 923505

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