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January 13th 2016

1 Events Media Appoints Business Development Director

Jemma Taylor1 Events Media, the host of various North West business exhibitions, networking events and awards, has appointed Jemma Taylor as its new Business Development Director.


Based at 1 Event Media’s head office in Blackburn, she will be responsible for the development of new customer relationships and will play a key role in promoting events such as the forthcoming E3 Business Expo.


"This is a senior post that demanded someone with great connections within the North West business community," said 1EM managing director Mubarak Chati. "I had absolutely no doubt that Jemma was the ideal candidate. I’ve worked with her for many years, and her previous roles within HSBC and the Business Growth Service meant she had just the experience and contacts we needed. She’s going to be a great asset to us and I think we’re all looking forward to growing the 1EM brand over the course of 2016."


Prior to joining the company, Jemma was Business Development Manager at the Business Growth Service, where she covered a wide region encompassing Lancashire, Merseyside and Cumbria. She was involved in major business support programmes including the Growth Accelerator scheme Service and helped to provide leadership and management support for some of the region’s most successful SMEs. Before that, between 1997and 2013, she held a variety of business-facing roles within HSBC UK.


"I was delighted to accept the position of Business Development Director at 1 Events Media, she said.” Having been involved with the E3 Business awards for the last two years as one of the judges, I knew how passionate Mubarak was about ensuring that 1EM continued to grow and develop.


Our team offers a wide range of professional, value adding events that will continue to make the North West a great place to do business. The Expo on the 3rd of March is a key example, this is a great opportunity for business owners and senior decision makers to establish new contacts in a business focussed environment."


Jemma joins 1EM during a period of steady growth. The company has doubled its workforce in the last twelve months and has launched a number of new projects that seek to foster links and collaboration between North West businesses and entrepreneurs.


The most imminent of these is the E3 Business Expo, which will be held on 3rd March 2016 at the Macron Stadium in Bolton. A one-day business-to-business trade exhibition, it will feature around 90 stands, speed networking sessions, a day-long programme of short seminars and free marketing clinics delivered by experts from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.