Movers & Shakers: New marketing team for Easton & Otley College

Clare Dyble, Charlotte Kerridge, Kathleen Fisher and Karen Byrnand who have joined Easton and Otley

Clare Dyble, Charlotte Kerridge, Kathleen Fisher and Karen Byrnand who have joined Easton and Otley College - Credit: Archant

A NEW marketing team has been put in place to support one of the region’s largest educational establishments.

The four new starters have all been employed by Easton and Otley College, the fifth largest land-based college in Britain.

Clare Dyble, the new director of enterprise and marketing, has more than 10 years’ sales and marketing experience gained in the education, information technology and leisure sectors.

Karen Byrnand, who previously worked in strategic marketing communications for BT based in Martlesham, is the new marketing manager at the colleage and has more than 10 years’ marketing experience.

Charlotte Kerridge is the new college marketing co-ordinator. She gained a HND in business and event management and previously worked for Suffolk New College for six years.

Kathleen Fisher is the new marketing assistant. The recent Oxford Brookes history graduate is currently working on internal marketing projects such as a new staff newsletter.

: : TONY Greavett, group property and development director at independent timber and builders merchant Ridgeons, has retired after more than 40 years with the group.

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Having joined Ridgeons in 1973, in the showrooms of the group’s Cambridge Regent Street store, Tony was appointed sanitaryware estimater in 1980, taking over the management of the department in 1987.

Tony became group property and development manager in 1998 and was responsible for identifying new properties that could be added to the group’s property portfolio, and earmarked as potential new branches.

He was promoted to the Ridgeons’ board in 2003, since when he played an instrumental role in the acquisition of a number of Ridgeons flagship branches including most recently its Royston branch, which opened in 2012.

Director Gordon Ridgeon said: “We will be sorry to see Tony leave the group and the Ridgeons’ family would like to say a huge thank you to him, for all his help and for being such a loyal and dedicated member of staff – a true Ridgeons’ man. We wish Tony and his wife a very long and well deserved retirement.”

Ridgeons managing director Angela Rushforth, said: “Tony has been key in the sustained growth of the Ridgeons Group and as a much respected and valued member of our board of directors. We would like to wish him all the best for the future and thank him for all his hard work and efforts over the last 40 years.”

In addition to his director role, Tony was also involved with the Ridgeons’ 25 Club, which recognises the long service of employees after 25 years’ service, sitting on the committee and holding the clubs’ chairmanship in 2011. In 2012 Tony was honoured with a Special Lifetime Achievement award from Ridgeons.

: :CHARTERED insurance broker Paul Chubbuck has scooped an award for distinguished service at the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) annual Network Conference.

Paul, who is managing director of Insurance Risk Solutions in Bury St Edmunds, and programme secretary and past president of the Insurance Institute of Cambridge, was presented with the award in recognition of his outstanding dedication and long-term contribution to training, development and professionalism, as well as his commitment to the local institutes and CII nationally.

CII chief executive Dr Sandy Scott said: “Congratulations to Paul for his Distinguished Service Award at this year’s Network Conference. It is only thanks to the commitment and dedication of an army of volunteers that the CII and local institutes are able to help raise professionalism locally, regionally and nationally.”