Christina is an EU Funding Consultant, and Proposal Writer. She holds a degree in Business Administration (First Class Honours) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Leicester. She is a member of the GrantXpert group the past 3 years. In her first 2 years with Grantxpert, she has concentrated on National Funding Programmes' proposal writing. Indicatively, Christina managed to achieve a total of 400,000 EUR funding for the company’s clients in one of the most competitive national funding programmes ‘Entrepreneurial Innovation Funding Scheme’.
Since July 2016, Christina is a full time member of the team dealing mainly with proposal writing for European Funded programmes. As of February 2017 she is focusing on building expertise in the Horizon2020 Programme ‘SME Instrument’, after she has completed successfully a full comprehensive induction course of the programme in Brussels. Her immediate goal is to become an SME Instrument Expert, and thus serving Grantxpert’s strategic decision to become a leader in this programme, both on a national and EU level. Her top core interest areas are: Future and Emerging Technologies, Innovation & Leadership, and Digital Culture.
In the past she has served for many years as a Customer Care & Customer Relationship Specialist in both local and international companies; hence she has an excellent understanding and experience of the impact customer relationships can have on a business, and how a successful business revolves around this concept. Her professional motto is: ‘You don’t build a business, you build people, and then people built the businesses.’ Her iconic business figure is Gary Vaynerchuk, as he is one of the most famous self-built multi-million entrepreneurs.