Movers & Shakers: Bury St Edmunds print firm Denny Bros adds to marketing team
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Bury St Edmunds-based print business Denny Bros has strengthened its marketing team with the addition of a senior marketing executive who will drive the company’s continuing campaign to increase awareness of its brand of multi-page leaflet labels known as Fix-a-Form.
Stephie Castling joins the company at a time when it has undergone a significant change in the structure of the business. Former managing director Barry Denny has handed the day-to-day running of the business to his cousin, Graham Denny while he maintains a senior role as chairman of the business.
The company is enjoying continued success in the UK with brand owners who need to present large amounts of product information on pack, engage in product promotions and campaigns and incorporate a multitude of different languages directly to a product.
Stephie is degree educated, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualified and a Chartered Marketer.
She has gained broad experience of B2B and B2C marketing during the last seven year period, working within three different market sectors – financial services, waste management and professional services – before joining the specialist print sector.
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“Being local, having gone to Felsted School, I had done my research and I was aware of the firm and that it has a fantastic reputation,” she said.
She is based in the Colchester office and is part of the wills, trust and probate and the rural business team.
“I get a lot of face-to-face time with clients, from all walks of life, and that means I’m out and about a lot – whether that be visits to farms, care homes or hospitals,” she said.
“I like the fact I can help people on a daily basis and the team here is fantastic.”
David Wybar, partner and head of the rural business team, said: “The most important development in recent years has been the recruitment of younger lawyers into the team and, through them, the expansion of the team’s range of services.”
The firm has offices in Colchester, Basildon and Chelmsford.
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Fenella studied at the College of Law in York and trained with international law firm Olswang in London before returning to live and work in her home region of East Anglia.
Victoria Hunt has also joined the property department as a paralegal, to assist colleagues on all aspects of residential, commercial and agricultural property matters.
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Alex Davies is based at the Long Melford branch of the estate agents, chartered surveyors and auctioneers firm which has seven offices across East Anglia and London. He has been with the firm for seven years, building up a reputation as a trustworthy and pro-active property professional.
“The training I have received has been a huge benefit, we have seen an exceptionally strong period of growth in the housing market and particularly in terms of transaction levels over the last 18 months,” said Alex.
“This is not unsurprising given that a large proportion of our buyers are city dwellers and, as a benefit of the incredible performance of the London market, have recognised East Anglia as an area of terrific value for money. To be honest, I am slightly torn; on the one hand I like the pace of Suffolk, the people and find it a great place to bring up a family, thus making me want to keep it a secret to ourselves, however, in a professional capacity, it is my job to extol the virtues of the area to those looking to move from London and further afield.”
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Joanne Price joins Grant Thornton from another national firm where she spent 10 years, based in East Anglia, working in advisory with a focus on helping UK businesses through the process of recovery and restructuring.
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Joanne said: “I was drawn to Grant Thornton by its strong regional focus, combining national expertise with sound local intelligence to create a real understanding of what our region’s businesses need.
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