As we move into 2017, we do so with ambitious plans to grow our presence in all our sectors — Education, Economic Development, and Employment. These plans have meant another expansion of our team, and so we are therefore delighted to introduce two new faces — well one new, and one not so new.
The new face is Debbie Hughes, who joins us as Marketing Executive.
Debbie previously worked for seven years at the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), where she worked firstly as an administrator, before progressing to Marketing and Membership Coordinator. In that role she made a huge contribution to building up membership from around 430 members to over 800 through various marketing strategies, establishing a good support structure for members, setting up partner marketing packages, building professional relationships, and engaging with members and prospective members through events and social media. In addition to this, Debbie had responsibility for member retention, training new staff, and encouraging cross departmental working. Prior to joining AELP, Debbie owned her own business for five years, which she built from scratch.
As Marketing Executive, Debbie will be supporting our marketing push into all our sectors. She is married to Owen and lives in Salisbury.
Our second “new” member is Anthony Horne, who joins us as Managing Director, Emsi Asia Pacific.
Actually Anthony is an old face, having first joined Emsi in January 2013, before leaving in late 2015 to work for Oxford Economics, where he led their business development for the delivery of bespoke consultancy to the public and private sectors, primarily in the UK and the US. Anthony will lead our push into Australia in particular, as well as the Asia Pacific region more generally, where he will be aiming to help leaders in the education, staffing/workforce and economic development world to make even more informed decisions and solve problems using Emsi data.
Anthony will be spending his time in both the UK and the Asia Pacific region.