Brickendon promotes Amanda Bunney to Marketing Director

14 February 2019 Consultancy.uk

Digital transformation specialist Brickendon has announced the appointment of a new Marketing Director. As the transformational technology consultancy chases a diversity goal of a senior management team consisting 50% of women, former Grant Thornton professional Amanda Bunney has been promoted to the role at the firm’s London headquarters.

Amanda Bunney joined Brickendon Consulting in February 2017, and has since worked tirelessly to boost awareness of the firm’s brand. In her two years at the consultancy, Bunney has developed and implemented a broad marketing strategy, which includes the transformation of the firm’s thought leadership, launching a new website, managing events and growing the number and quality of PR campaigns.

Bunney has spent almost a decade in the consulting industry, specialising in marketing throughout her career. She arrived at Brickendon following a five-year spell with professional services firm Grant Thornton, where she latterly held the position of Marketing Manager – Consumer Sector, having been responsible for driving the development and implementation of the firm’s marketing strategy for the food and beverage, travel, tourism and leisure, and retail segments.

Brickendon promotes Amanda Bunney to Marketing Director

Prior to this, she spent a brief period with LexisNexis as a Marketing Consultant, having first arrived in the sector with BDO, in 2007. Bunney spent over three years with the firm, and most recently worked as a Business Marketing Advisor to clients in the retail, real estate and construction sectors. She holds a Post Graduate Marketing Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

In recognition of her constant efforts to see the firm reach a wider audience and grow its client base, Bunney has been promoted to the rank of Marketing Director at Brickendon. In her new position, she will now also work to develop the promotion of new products from Brickendon Digital, while her promotion strengthens the female representation of Brickendon’s senior management team in line with the firm’s equality strategy.

In 2017, Brickendon signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in the UK, before announcing that it was committed to achieving 50% female representation in senior management by the end of 2021. While the goal remains a work in progress with two years left to reach it, Bunney’s appointment sees Brickendon take another step toward its target.

Commenting on her promotion, Bunney said, “It’s great to work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment where you have the autonomy to try new things. I am proud to have contributed to the brand’s development and to be recognised for my part in the progress we have made. I am excited about the next phase of Brickendon’s progression, and in particular taking the new products and the Brickendon brand to the next level. No two days at Brickendon are ever the same and that is how I like it.”

Praising Bunney, Brickendon CEO Christopher Burke added, “It is hard to imagine how Brickendon operated without Amanda. She has driven major initiatives at the company, including managing the re-launch of our website and driving thought leadership to new levels. She has expertly managed our communications and coordinated a raft of highly successful PR campaigns. Her promotion is thoroughly deserved, and I look forward to her playing an increased role in the leadership of our expanding company.”

Brickendon already completed another of its diversity goals ahead of schedule in 2018. Also relating to the Women in Finance Charter, Brickendon pledged to appoint at least one female Non-Executive Director to its board by December 2019. The appointment of Clare Chalmers, a specialist in board effectiveness, to the role in July 2018 saw Brickendon meet its target 18 months ahead of time.

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