KATIE Wright will be the key speaker at the February 1st Friday Breakfast Networking Event at Torquay Innovation Centre, Lymington Road.
The celebrity (pictured), who made an impact last year on Alan Sugar's BBC programme The Apprentice, started her career as a parliamentary researcher supporting numerous senior government and shadow government ministers.
Venturing out of parliament, she held a number of communication and PR roles for fostering agencies and non-government organisations before focusing her efforts in public sector research and publishing.
Currently, business development director for Liberata, Katie is a 'fan' of local government and the way local public services are delivered, and is particularly interested in Empty Homes, which is one of the Torbay Development Agency's flagship initiatives.
She is also an avid Fulham FC fan, socialiser and occasional TV personality, most recently seen on Celebrity Eggheads.