Tue 1st Mar 2016
NI Chamber grows team with senior appointments from academia and banking
Paul Fox, Business Development Executive (L) and Kirsty McManus, Head of Business Development (R) pictured with NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor.
NI Chamber has announced two senior appointments from academia and banking to its Business Development and Membership team.
Kirsty McManus becomes Head of Business Development while Paul Fox takes on the role of Business Development Executive.
Kirsty is the former Director of the Centre for SME Development at Ulster University Business School which focuses on helping SMEs achieve their business goals in Northern Ireland. Her responsibilities covered working with many SMEs, allowing them to move projects forward quickly by accessing expertise at the Business School.
Meanwhile Paul Fox joins NI Chamber following a career spanning almost 20 years with Ulster Bank working across a number of divisions. Previous to this he worked in retail and hospitality before joining Ulster Bank in 1995 where he held the position most recently as Business Development Manager Commercial and SME Banking. He also held roles as Head of Direct Sales and Service, Area Manager and Branch Manager.
Paul and Kirsty join Darren Oldroyd and Andrew Smythe who are Executives within the Business Development and Membership team. NI Chamber’s membership continues to grow through the active involvement of members and the benefits offered to them. The organisation has 1,200 members ranging from sole traders to major corporates.
Commenting on the new appointments, NI Chamber Chief Executive Ann McGregor said:
“We are delighted to welcome Kirsty and Paul to NI Chamber where they will join our highly professional staff who are ready, willing and able to assist our members in any way possible to make their businesses even more successful. We are constantly striving to deliver greater value to our membership and have at our core a desire to assist members take their companies to the next level.”