Why did you become an Enterprise Adviser?
“I am totally committed to supporting young people in Cumbria to access brilliant career opportunities and maximise their potential. If businesses work effectively alongside schools we really can make a difference to the lives of young people.”
Tell us about your chosen career or career pathway to your current role
“I always knew I wanted to work in marketing. After my GCSEs I went to Barrow Sixth Form College and took Business Studies, then to Lancaster University to study Marketing. I then took a graduate job at The Co-operative Group in Manchester in their Marketing Department. During my time at the Co-op I completed the CIM Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing at Salford University. I relocated to Cumbria in 2006 and worked in an International Marketing role before joining Oxley in 2012. My role is very interesting and no two days are the same; I look after branding and PR, internal communications, campaigns, external relations, digital marketing, events and I manage a network of business partners across the world.”
What careers advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?
“Take every opportunity you get, you never know where it might lead. At the very least it will enable you to learn, build a network and have some great experiences to talk about.”
What do you like/love best about living and working in Cumbria?
“There is no doubt that Cumbria is a beautiful place to live and work, but what I like best is the people, they are warm and generous with their time and support, and they are pragmatic and pro-active. Working together we make things happen in Cumbria.”
|Job Title:||Marketing Manager|
|Key Skills:||Strong business networker, challenger of stereotypes, employability skills knowledge, social mobility champion|
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