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InExeter welcomes interim manager

By March 5, 2020January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

InExeter is delighted to have recruited Emily Gibbon to the role of interim InExeter manager, taking over from Ann Hunter while on maternity leave. Emily will start with InExeter on 2 March 2020. Emily is relocating to the city from Gloucester and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in this field with past roles including head of business engagement and support for Gloucester BID and director for UK Digital Retail Innovation Centre (UK:DRIC).

Emily said: “I’m thrilled to be leading the InExeter team and relocating to Devon. Exeter is an incredible city with a huge amount to offer businesses, employees, residents and visitors.

This next year is the first of the new term, following successful renewal, so there are plenty of projects and services to deliver to support the businesses across the city. I intend to build on Ann’s work and continue to drive further benefits for our member businesses over the coming months.”

Patrick Cunningham, chair of the InExeter board of directors said: “We are pleased to welcome Emily to her new position. The Board, along with Ann were looking for someone with extensive knowledge of retail and the changing nature of the high street; the ability to engage with stakeholders and build new relationships and someone who’ll drive delivery of new programmes Ann has done so much for the city through InExeter and will be sorely missed while on leave. All of the directors and myself wish her well and look forward to her return.”

InExeter offers free of charge support schemes for businesses within the InExeter area which supports around 650 individual businesses. These include services such as management and financial support for local area events, Christmas lights and street dressing across the city, free collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment and free food waste collection service, an enhanced, reactive cleansing service, helping to jet wash pavements and hot spots, remove waste and drug related items, pick up waste, remove graffiti, free training courses and PR and marketing for the city as a whole and for business.