Some career news: I am moving on from the business group London First, a role I’ve really enjoyed. At LF, I’ve worked to raise the group’s profile and influence, principally through media coverage, in so-called “tier one” outlets such as the Financial Times, Evening Standard, City AM and on the BBC. In fact, our coverage in UK titles is up by about 450 per cent since I joined and, in August, LF’s content made seven front pages. That’s a record for the organisation, I think, and one I don’t think I will be repeating soon.
The team at London First is truly first rate and I’ve made some really good friends. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked for two outstanding line managers, Michael and Will, and learned a lot from both.
Still, all good things must come to an end. And I’m excited to be joining Circle Health, a great company which runs hospitals and other healthcare services. It’s AIM-listed and co-owned by its (1000+) employees. Its hospital in Bath (pictured above) was described by The Guardian as delivering “among the best accommodation offered by private and NHS hospitals”. Here I’ll be leading comms and marketing – from social media and brand marketing to internal comms and stakeholder engagement.