Saturday, September 19, 2020

Technical director adds fresh voice to the board

Leading direct marketing and information company Communication Avenue, based in Newark, has strengthened its board with the addition of a Technical Director.

Ryan Thorley joined the company’s IT team in 2007 before developing his role to take the lead in IT, production and development. He quickly established the definitive roles of individual departments and fostered a culture of accountability and visibility through effective monitoring and reporting.

Phil Lightfoot, Communication Avenue’s CEO, said: “As Head of Data and ICT Ryan managed the day-to-day operational activities of the company and is responsible for the smooth running of internal data systems to ensure quality and productivity are maintained to the highest possible level.

“His contribution to Communication Avenue’s strategic plans and procedures, alongside his vigilance and promotion of industry standards and best practice caught the attention of the senior management team and led to this recent promotion as a member of the board.”

Ryan will join the board, CEO Phil Lightfoot, Financial Director Rachael Trott and Sales Director Mike Allen, in his new role as Technical Director.

Ryan said: “Working at Communication Avenue has always provided me with opportunities to develop my skills and increase my knowledge. The data industry moves at such a pace that we are constantly having to adapt and I enjoy overcoming the challenges we face.

“Being asked to join the board of directors is an honour and I hope that I can contribute positively to the company, whose ethics mirror my own, for many years to come.”

Phil added: “We are delighted to be able to invite Ryan to join on the board of directors. He has worked tirelessly within his role since joining Communication Avenue and I’m so proud to see him step up to this new challenge.

“Ryan is a great example of someone who joined the team relatively early in his career and who has flourished in this environment.

“We champion those wishing to develop within the data industry, especially those just starting out. Our in-house Academy Programme is an apprenticeship scheme for young people aged 16 to 24 who are looking for real experience in business.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.




Latest news

£1.1m engineering skills boost for Sheffield

In a national first, teenagers at UTC Sheffield will develop a new range of in demand high-level digital engineering skills following a £1.1 million...

Cable cleat manufacturer expands North Yorkshire headquarters

Cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis Patents, has invested £500,000 in a 25 per cent expansion of its North Yorkshire headquarters. The main element of the expansion...

Time Out: Spencer Coffin, director of Procure Direct

The weekend is just around the corner and that means another ‘Time Out’. This week Business Link talks to Spencer Coffin, director of Procure...

Yorkshire hydroelectric projects acquired

Two hydropower projects in Yorkshire have changed hands as part of a £4.74 million acquisition. The deal sees JLEN, a listed environmental infrastructure fund, swoop...

Leeds med-tech firm raises £2.2m via share placing

Surgical Innovations has successfully raised £2.2 million to reinflate working capital, invest in new product development and sustainability support initiatives. The AIM listed Leeds-based med-tech...

ITM Power part of major hydrogen partnership

Sheffield hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, is one third of a new partnership which aims to use the clean renewable fuel to help Scotland achieve...

Related news

Bank appoints relationship director to support Yorkshire property clients

Lloyds Bank has appointed Oliver Shaw as Relationship Director in its real estate team, strengthening its support for property SMEs across Yorkshire. Mr Shaw has...

Duo of director appointments at Eddisons’ Leeds office

Eddisons has promoted Joseph Fitzsimmons and Richard Temple, both based in the property consultant’s Leeds head office, to director. Joining Eddisons in 2015, Mr Fitzsimmons...

Clarion add energy lawyer as it expands specialisms

Clarion has added an energy specialist to its commercial and IT law team as it expands its specialisms to include the energy sector. Specialising in...

Leeds tech company appoints new strategy director

Leeds technology and learning specialist, Cognito, has appointed Kirsty Foster-Jennings as strategy director. Kirsty brings a wealth of experience to Cognito, with previous roles at...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close