New appointment at Opportunity Peterborough

Opportunity Peterborough is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hennessy who joins the company as Senior Economic Development Manager.

Tom brings a wealth of economic experience having been employed for the last four years at Cambridgeshire County Council and also working within the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Tom Hennessy, Opportunity Peterborough

Tom will strategically lead Opportunity Peterborough’s economic development and inward investment team to implement local business support initiatives and attract and convert new investment enquiries.

Commenting on his new position, Tom Hennessy said, “This is an exciting time for Peterborough. It’s already the UK’s fastest growing city and is delivering a variety of fantastic projects to boost local economic growth. I look forward to working with a broad range of stakeholders to support Peterborough’s growth aspirations and to take advantage of its great potential.”

Steve Bowyer, acting chief executive at Opportunity Peterborough, said, “It’s great to have Tom join the team and continue Peterborough’s economic growth strategy: supporting existing businesses whilst attracting new investment. Through initiatives such as Peterborough DNA and Peterborough CORE the city is developing a great profile both nationally and internationally, and we need to continue to maximise these opportunities to drive further investment.”

Opportunity Peterborough is the city’s economic development company responsible for driving inward investment and delivering economic growth. Contact Tom at: or 01733 317 412 or join him on LinkedIn.