For over 30 years Jellybean has held its position as an award winning and leading food and drink agency, and as the founder I am delighted to announce the appointment of Susan Bolam to Managing Director from June 2017. Having set the company up in 1987 I have been closely involved in its growth and evolution across the last 3 decades and still feel passionately about this industry and company and so will continue to be involved in the business albeit in a much less visible way as CEO.
Susan and I have worked together for over 16 years and no one knows more than me the breadth, depth and wealth of agency experience and knowledge of the foodservice industry that she brings to the company. Since joining Jellybean in 2001, she has been fundamental to our achievements, successfully leading clients in strategy, as well as playing a pivotal role in new business. She is integral to Jellybean’s success using her extensive and comprehensive skill set and there is no one better qualified to lead the business going forward. As the company founder, you look for people with passion, commitment and talent – Susan has all this in abundance and I look forward to working with her to continue to build on the company’s outstanding reputation in the industry.
Becoming MD is an exciting and challenging role as Jellybean is trusted by companies to create impactful, strategic and creative campaigns that really deliver and some of the biggest names in the business use us for unrivalled consultancy, insight, integrated marketing, creative, digital, PR and social media. And we will continue to put our people at the heart of what we do to maintain our highly motivated team comprising a diverse collection of very skilled minds and talents from across the food and drink industry. It has always been my passion and core to our culture that we invest time and energy into training and talent development to keep the best people and make sure they love what they do. The future will be no different.
So I congratulate Susan on her new appointment and pledge to be there to support wherever and whenever required as we enter a new era for the agency.