Meet the Team

Our events team are passionate about delivering the best experience for you and your colleagues. We will work with you to ensure that your requirements are catered for and that your event/conference/meeting runs smoothly. We strive for excellence in all we do and this transcends through to our work with our business contacts, wider teams, College students and Alumni.  

Meet Our Talented Team Members

Janine Smith

Janine has been with the College for over 17 years progressing from Commercial Training Officer through to Business Development Manager within the Employer Responsiveness Team and more latterly as Business Development Manager for the Blackburn Industry Collaboration Zone. Janine prides herself on building relationships with stakeholders and has a wealth of experience in hosting events. She has been involved with the ICZ from the start and will ensure that you receive the best possible service during the booking process, whilst you are with us and thereafter. Janine is your contact for future collaborations, business networking and student opportunities. 

Khadijah Saaliha 

Khadijah oversees the reception and ensures the smooth running of our event space in the ICZ. She can be contacted throughout the day and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have during your time with us. Khadijah’s professional, highly organised nature will ensure you, your customers and/or potential clients have the best experience with us. 


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