Monday October 26 2015

Growing demand sparks recruitment drive at Salford Professional Development

Growing demand sparks recruitment drive at Salford Professional Development

A conference and training provider based in Salford has recruited seven staff as it ramps up its events programme in response to growing demand.
The new arrivals take employee numbers at Salford Professional Development to 34, up from 20 at the start of 2015, representing a 70 per cent increase in the size of its workforce.
Richard Fletcher, 32, has joined SPD as a conference programme manager while the firm’s sponsorship team has been bolstered by the arrival of Matthew Innes, 32, and Jonathan Palmer, 34, as account managers.
SPD has recruited Stuart Crossley, 30, as a credit control manager while David Daniel, 25, has joined as a business development executive.
The other new appointments are Sabrina Testoni, 30, and Seb Halstead, 23, who have joined SPD as a digital sales executive and digital marketing executive respectively.
Meanwhile, SPD has promoted Elka Lamb to head of marketing and communications.
She joined the company in August 2014 as a marketing executive, then became digital marketing manager and oversaw the revamp of SPD’s website earlier this year.
SPD was established in 2012 as a subsidiary of the University of Salford.
Based at Adelphi House at the university, it organises conferences and training courses across the UK and abroad for public, private and not-for-profit sector professionals on health and social care, media, business and law, the built environment, education and public services.
Deputy chief executive Paul Bolton said: “We’ve seen massive growth in the business and, as we see more delegates coming through our doors, these new roles reflect our drive and determination to maintain and improve on the customer service experience.
“Feedback from our delegates and event sponsors has been overwhelmingly positive in relation to our conferences and courses, and now we are ready to increase the number of events we offer, which means growing our staff base accordingly.”
The photograph shows, from left to right, Seb Halstead, Elka Lamb, Matthew Innes, Sabrina Testoni, David Daniel, Stuart Crossley, Jonathan Palmer and Richard Fletcher.


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