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EMS expands Board following record start in 2015

Since the start of the year Event Marketing Solutions (EMS) has enjoyed unprecedented demand for its roadshow marketing solutions, reflecting increased spending by brand managers on experiential campaigns*.

The roadshow expert has secured £3.2m worth of new contracts so far this year, with both new and existing clients, including two leading home appliance brands and tours with B2B specialists Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Parker Hannifin.Nic Whelan

Success has led to the appointment of Nic Whelan to the EMS Board of Directors, who will lead the company’s business development strategy. He has been with EMS for 13 years, playing a pivotal role in developing new income streams including roadshows with Barclays, Warner Bros and Allianz. In his new role as Business Development Director he will oversee the sales and marketing division and provide strategic support to further grow the business globally.

In other areas of the business, EMS has promoted Gemma Edney from Account Director to Head of Client Services. Gemma has been with the company for 10 years and will now lead the Client Services team, overseeing project delivery worldwide. Subsequently, Laura Nash will step into Gemma’s role as Account Director – marking a promotion from Senior Account Manager.

Keith Austin, CEO at Event Marketing Solutions said: “As we start the year with our strongest financial performance in our history, I’m delighted to welcome Nic to our Board. He has contributed significantly to our success over the years. His knowledge of the industry and strategic approach to new business will be vital in us achieving our demanding targets as we move forward. Nic’s appointment means that I will be able to devote more time to developing our global network.”

Nic said: “I’ve had the privilege of being part of some of the most exciting new opportunities for EMS over the years. The company has evolved and adapted with the times and we’re delivering some of the most creative and technologically inspiring roadshows around at the moment. The company has gone from strength to strength and it’s fantastic to receive a place on our Board at such an exciting time for the business.”