Stockport events company The fresh Group have appointed Lee Harris as Chairman, as the agency reaches its 13th year of trading.
The fresh Leadership Team first encountered Lee as the facilitator of a training programme in Sales Growth Strategy.
His media background and extensive skills in leadership and management strategy was of immediate interest.
Lee spent 8 years in a corporate environment, working for the UK’s largest independent newspaper publishers, then a further 8 years as a Director of Conquest Media Ltd where he took the business from a single publication, to 5 industry leading, award-winning titles. 7 annual events and 3 independent direct marketing divisions later, the business expanded into the US and Germany before selling the business in 2007.
Drawing on the experience he gained during this time and with an absolute passion for strong leadership, Lee started his own Management Consultancy practice in 2008. Since then he has worked with the leaders of several high growth businesses, both in the UK and in the US, helping them with their vision and plans for growth, turning those plans into actions and ultimately achieving strong sustainable growth, otation or full exit and sale.
Lee regularly speaks at Industry events on the subjects of Leadership and Organisational Health.
Managing Director Patrick Howells commented;
“We’re thrilled to have Lee join us – he really understands the fresh ethos, what we’re trying to achieve, and how we aim to get there. His wealth of experience will greatly support the team and the business as it grows and we’re excited about putting our new strategies into action. Our goal is to continue to grow and develop our business and be the very best at what we do, and this is how we’ll achieve our end goal: to make amazing things happen for our clients.”
In addition to Lee’s appointment as Chairman, the Board has also been strengthened in recent months with Leadership Team members Katie Clark, Director of Client Relationships; Laura Lee, Director of Client Delivery; Michael McCabe, Director of Creative Services and Stuart Whittle, Executive Creative Director also becoming Board Directors.