I am delighted to share with you some exciting news about recent developments at theblueballroom. Since joining forces with digital PR agency, thebluedoor at the end of 2012, theblueballroom has been in an even stronger position to support existing and new clients in delivering a joined-up approach to engagement with all of their stakeholders, from employees, through to candidates, customers, investors and the media. Over the past year we have seen an increasing demand for effective strategic business communications and the agency is really going from strength to strength. To spearhead theblueballroom’s next phase of growth, I have decided to promote two of our management team, Kate Shanks and Dawn Warwick to the roles of Deputy Managing Director – Client Services and Deputy Managing Director – Finance respectively. These promotions recognise the outstanding contribution they have both made to the management of theblueballroom and demonstrate my confidence in their ability to deliver new products and services to our clients in the future.

As you may know, I have been putting pen to paper to write a book to share my business model for effective employee engagement. I will be taking some time over the next few months to focus on this, alongside my consultancy work and it is great to have such a strong management team in place to enable me to do this.

I also wanted to share the news that we have two new account managers in our client services team. Mike Willoughby joined us a few weeks ago from data insights company, IHS where he was responsible for strategic marketing for the business. Working globally, he managed creative campaigns, both internally and externally and he has a keen interest in all things digital. Nicky Redmond also joined as an Account Manager - she has superb organisational skills, with a special interest in designing face to face communication collateral and events. We look forward to introducing them to you in due course.

theblueballroom is going through a time of exciting change as we look to expand. We’re currently recruiting a new Head of Digital role and a New Business Manager. In addition, we have recently hired another new Account Executive and Junior Designer.

The team will keep you posted of these changes and will be introducing you to the new team as they come on board. However, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss anything with me personally in more detail.

Many best wishes,