Forum Events & Media, home of the Occupational Safety & Health Forum, continues to grow in 2023 with the launch of a new Business Development department, which will strengthen the company’s existing portfolio of events while also enabling it to branch out into new sectors.
The unit is headed up by long-time Forum Events & Media employee Charlotte Russell (pictured), who will work alongside Managing Director Sarah Beall and Sales Director Carly Walker as the company nurtures its next generation of both events and talent.
Forum Events & Media’s hybrid events comprise highly-focused pre-agreed meetings powered by bespoke matchmaking software that brings professionals together one-to-one, in addition to offering interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities.
With a 25-year track record that is second to none, the company is also endeavouring to empower those who are just beginning their career journeys, through its new and innovative Forum Apprentice initiative.
As part of the initiative members of staff are encouraged to suggest new event ideas and, if selected, will be mentored through the development process right through to launch.
Forum Apprentice is part of the company’s wider training and development programme, which sees senior members of staff to share their knowledge, helping others to understand the challenges and opportunities of the wider events industry, as well as the strategy and goals of the Forum Experience.
Sarah Beall, Managing Director at Forum Events & Media, said: “Moving into 2023 the business is focused on growth, so I’m delighted to have Charlotte driving us forward into new territory. Developing our staff is also a key priority. We are proud that we have many employees who have been with us for a decade or more, but we are also a ‘young’ company with many ‘early careers’ individuals joining our teams as we continue to grow. We want to ensure that all new starters see a career path within Forum Events and the wider events industry.”
Charlotte Russell, Head of Business Development at Forum Events & Media, said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on this new role at such an important time for the company. In addition to strengthening our portfolio, we want to give all staff members the opportunity to invent a new revenue stream for the business, whilst learning new skills throughout the process. This approach gives everyone a chance to share in the goals of the company and stand out amongst their peers.”