We have had a rush of new talent this past month. Our Head of Planning, Paul Kenny, joins us with an armload of experience with over 20 years integrated experience in B2C and B2B; planning across everything from brand strategy, channel planning, market research, digital & social media, to strategic and communication planning… not to mention a few years as Strategic Data Planning Director earlier in his career. He’s worked across financial services, charities, consumer electronics, retail, leisure and FMCG, for brands such as… Sony, Samsung, Philips, First Direct, American Express, Shell, Disney, Emirates, adidas… to name just a few. When he’s not trying to unwrap what matters most he follows his other passions of football and Liverpool FC, as well as part time zoo keeper to 3 ponies, 2 dogs, a stray cat and a warren of rabbits that have made their home in the back garden.
Our lovely Director of Fun, Gabbi, has been promoted to help out in Sales and Marketing and Production. After a long, rigorous and gruelling series of interviews and tasks we have at last found her replacement. Isobel Nelson is a recent graduate from Birmingham University. She spent four months in Tanzania based at a primary school near Mount Kilimanjaro building a toilet block and a kitchen. She combined this with teaching English to a large class of 5-6 year olds. This was followed by extensive travel through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. As President of the Geography Society at Uni and in charge of over 300 students, she organised socials, academic debates, a trip abroad to Paris and the annual geography ball as well as supervising three sports teams. She’s already arranged The Minimart Darts competition (more about that later).
A huge Minimart welcome to all of them.