17 February 2019 0
Here at NGI Solutions we've appointed a new leadership duo and welcomed fresh faces to the team after several key contract wins.
Here at NGI Solutions we’ve appointed a new leadership team and welcomed fresh faces after several key contract wins.
We have experienced substantial growth in the last five years. Delivering projects for clients across a range of sectors. We’ve covered everything from tourism, retail and events to professional services, commercial property and social housing. And have won several new projects recently. We’re embarking on new research contracts with energy giant SSE and Stockton Council. We also recently won a major communications campaign for Newcastle United Foundation.
Former director of marketing and communications at NGI, Kathie Wilcox, has been appointed director of NGI Solutions. Kathie has a wealth of experience in PR and marketing – both agency and in-house – including over 12 years with NGI where she has enjoyed a variety of roles, from delivering major national and international campaigns to managing media and corporate affairs.
Ian Thomas has been promoted to associate director, working closely with Kathie to grow the business, and will also lead on the research side of the agency. With nearly 20 years’ experience managing research projects, Ian has worked with a wide range of businesses, with special expertise in the hospitality, leisure and culture sectors.
Jodie Balmer has joined the team as a dedicated senior account manager. She joins NGI Solutions from her previous role as marketing manager at Generator having worked in B2B and B2C communications for the past seven years in several high-profile integrated agencies globally across multiple sectors, including: travel, FMCG, healthcare, tech, and telecoms. With a keen interest in PR and digital marketing Jodie will lead on new business and account delivery for relevant clients.
Another new addition to the team is Lucy Nichol, who joins as head of marketing and communications. Lucy has over 15 years’ experience in PR and marketing, working across arts and culture, higher education, housing and health, both in-house and agency-side. She is also a keen mental health campaigner and a freelance writer, with by-lines in a wide range of national media titles.
“We’re really proud of the breadth of experience and expertise that we have at NGI Solutions. And our latest recruits have certainly bolstered the team as we gear up for future growth. Over the past five years, the business has developed substantially. With a host of new regional and national clients tapping into our services to support their own business aims; recent new clients include SSE, Newcastle United Foundation and Stockton Council.
“Looking ahead, this year is shaping up well. We have a fantastic team in place. Some exciting new projects to get our teeth into. And lots of ideas for progression in the pipeline.”
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