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13 April 2015

FirstPro: The Business Services Professional Nominees

Helena Bassett, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce

Helena BassettHelena is a business coach, specializing in helping owners of small and medium sized businesses with their sales, marketing, finance, management and team building.

Lisa Evans, Arthur J Gallagher

Lisa EvansLisa has worked in the insurance profession for over 17 years in both broking and underwriting roles.

Lisa is the Learning and Development Coordinator for the Coventry branch and also manages the Enterprise team providing comprehensive insurance and risk management solutions for small to medium businesses and start ups.

Lisa is actively involved in promoting the insurance profession particularly to young people and has developed an apprenticeship programme that has now been running successfully for over five years. Alongside this Lisa provides mentoring to students through Career Academies helping them to increase their employability skills.

Vikki Whittemore, Wright Hassall

Wright Hassall staffBusiness Development Director at Wright Hassall, Vikki was shortlisted in recognition of the ideas and structure she has introduced that have significantly improved the performance of the firm’s internal and external marketing, including the delivering of an improved website, refreshed collateral including three new high quality client publications (Law & Business; Law & Land; Law & Life) and the implementation of a new CRM system and account management protocols.  Outside work, Vikki is providing pro bono marketing support to Age UK Warwickshire and has trained as a Dementia Friend.  She is also one of just 12 marketers appointed to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Professional and Membership Advisory Group, which upholds the standards of CIM members.