We are charged with the marketing and promotion of the Humber on the national and international stage.

We lead on the news, using our skills and expertise to start conversations about the region and bring businesses together at our events. We create inspirational marketing materials and tell compelling stories about the opportunities here, to celebrate the success of our member businesses and showcase what is on offer in the Humber.

As an organisation, we are strategic and driven in our approach, as we strive to create a clear and powerful voice for the region with the core goal of encouraging people to live, work and invest here.

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Sarah Downing
Sarah Downing
Head of Marketing

Sarah leads on the strategic place marketing of the Humber to raise the profile of the region to attract investment and talent.

 

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Leahann Barnes
Leahann Barnes
Membership Manager

Leahann is Membership Manager, tasked with looking after the 300+ members and maximising opportunities which stem from our powerful network.

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Lauren Roper
Lauren Roper
Marketing and Communications Executive

Lauren supports activity to raise the profile of the Humber and is the point of contact for submitting news on this website, which receives 10,000 visits per month, Bondholders’ Twitter which has 6,900+ followers and the e-newsletter which goes to over 7,800 contacts.

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Louise Drewery
Louise Drewery
Communications and events executive

Louise supports the development of the Bondholders business events program. The aim of our events is to provide insights into new initiatives and inspire Bondholders to become ambassadors for the Humber region.

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Meet the Board

Anita Pace
Anita Pace
Managing Director of Pace Communications

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Peter Aarosin
Peter Aarosin
Director of Bondholder Scheme Ltd, and CEO of RMS Group

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Anja Hazebroek
Anja Hazebroek
Director of Marketing and Communications, University of Hull

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Philip Batty
Philip Batty
Director of Marketing, Communities and Legacy for Hull UK City of Culture 2017

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John Meehan
John Meehan
Meehan Media and Comms Ltd

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Gareth Russell
Gareth Russell
Business Development Manager, ABP

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Dave Brierley
Dave Brierley
Regeneration Director, ENGIE

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Jim Harris
Jim Harris
Centre Manager, St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

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Kate van der Sluis
Kate van der Sluis
Director, Emmerson Kitney

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Neil Jowsey
Neil Jowsey
Joint MD, Arco

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Nick Pearce
Nick Pearce
Director PPH Commercial

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Councillor Jane Evison
Councillor Jane Evison
Portfolio Holder for Economy, Investment and Inequalities - East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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Councillor Ray Oxby
Councillor Ray Oxby
Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Skills – North East Lincolnshire Council

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Jim Dick
Jim Dick
Founder & Director of Bondholder Scheme Ltd

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Andrew Hirst
Andrew Hirst
Director & Company Secretary of Bondholder Scheme Ltd

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Charles Lewis
Charles Lewis
Director, Bondholder Scheme Ltd

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Chris Zanetti
Chris Zanetti
Chairman, Bio-D Company Ltd

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Mike Beckett
Mike Beckett
Partner, Forrester Boyd

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