Kate joined the CFE team in 2016 as Project Manager, and manages the ERDF supported Fashion Technology Emerging Futures (FTEF) project.

Previously at Creative Skillset, where she was the Lead Fund Manager, she oversaw a team working on restricted investments for the creative industries, and lead on Film Programme and Project level activity, taking ownership of more than £17 million, which included a three year, £5 million capital expenditure project.

She has successfully helped to deliver more than £60 million of investment into the UK creative industries, including the UK fashion industry, delivered 3 major UK wide funding strategies for the UK film industry in partnership with former UK Film Council (UKFC) and the British Film Institute (BFI), and lead work on the Commissioned Training strand of a £32 million pilot, in partnership with the Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS), for skills development within the creative tax break sectors, the successful delivery of which led to further governmental investment.


  • Project Management
  • Strategy
  • Working with creative industries
  • Investment


LinkedIn: /katesmithnetwork