“He comes with a wealth of senior management experience in the publishing and advertising sector in both online and print – a great match for FMG as we embark on our £40 Million plan,” says Sam Kidger, Group Managing Director of FMG.
Steve has a long history in sales, starting in the call centers of BT and Thomson Local before moving into media in 2004. He spent 11 years at Redactive Media Group, a company that produces magazines, digital products and live events for over 40 organisations ranging from extremely tight niches (such as Swimming Pool News!) to mainstream publications including Private Eye, National Geographic and Readers Digest.
“The exciting growth plans attracted me to FMG,” says Steve. “This is a company which isn’t afraid to invest in moving forward. Also, the sales floor has so much support from other teams. This is something I’ve not had the luxury of in the past – certainly not to this extent, so I’ll be making sure we work with other departments as effectively as possible to make the most of the opportunities this structure presents.”