Meet the team at Fitwise and read about our experience in professional conference organising and association management.
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- To view individual staff profiles see below.
Neil joined Fitwise as Managing Director in January 2014. Neil has over 30 years’ experience in both the UK Healthcare and Pharmaceutical markets and during this time has held a number of senior Sales and Marketing Management roles with many of the biggest names in these sectors including Johnson & Johnson, Cow & Gate Nutricia, Quintiles, AstraZeneca and Stryker. Previous roles have included UK General Manager, Group Product Manager, Head of UK Sales and Marketing and Business Development Director.
Neil brings with him significant experience of working in the Cardiovascular, Uro/Gynae, Dermatology, GI, Respiratory, Ophthamology and Rheumatology pharmaceutical markets. He also has experience of nutrition, CSO, theatre disposable and medical devices markets.
Head of Administration
Fitwise Company Secretary
Phone: 01506 292022
Having joined Fitwise in 2003, Lynn has responsibility for the entire administration function within the company, including all facilities management. She manages the total Quality Management Policy and the ISO9001 registration process on an annual basis to ensure that existing service standards are maintained or improved as necessary. Lynn brings a wealth of organisational experience to the role.
Senior Administration Executive
PA to Fitwise Board
Joined Fitwise in 2013, Michelle provides PA support for some of our association clients and assumes responsibility for the Fitwise Board of Directors, and their day to day requirements. She also supports Lynn Ward in her role as Senior Administration Executive and has the responsibility of general recruitment and HR duties for the Administration team.
Michelle also deals with IPS membership subscriptions and renewals as part of her work as Administration Executive..
PA to the IPS Board
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or PA@ips.uk.net
Phone: 01506 292023
Joined Fitwise in 2005, Lynne assumes responsibility for the Infection Prevention Society Board, and their day to day requirements. This involves organising meetings, travel arrangements, general administration and responding to correspondence on behalf of the IPS Board.
Louise joined Fitwise in 2014 and is the BAUN PA and deals with BAUN membership database entry including processing new members and updating existing member's details. Louise also assists with the IDSc Technical Certificate & Training Material and provides other general administrative duties as required.
Sharon is currently covering maternity leave for BAUN PA and deals with BAUN membership database entry including processing new members and updating existing member's details. Sharon also assists with the IDSc Technical Certificate & Training Material and provides other general administrative duties as required. Sharon now processes new and existing HIS Membership.
Joining Fitwise as an Administration Executive in March 2015, Gwen assumes responsibility for the British Academy of Audiology Board (BAA), and their day to day requirements. This involves organising meetings, travel arrangements, general administration and responding to correspondence on behalf of the BAA Board. Gwen also supports the HTS Modules committee to co-ordinate and arrange the HTS Modules exams.
Jackie has 15 years of administrative experience working for HBoS, Edinburgh Napier University and, more recently, working within the 3rd Sector for a small social enterprise. Her role at Fitwise includes dealing with ACA and POGP membership and also assisting the bookkeeping team with finance administrative duties.
In February 2016, Cheryl joined Fitwise as an Administration Executive. Cheryl is responsible for the membership administration and PA duties for the British Society of Audiology, and their day to day requirements. Before joining Fitwise, Cheryl had previously worked for a charitable organisation for 10 years and also brings with her past experience in the private sector.
In February 2016, Carron joined Fitwise as an Administration Executive with 20 years of secretarial skills and experience working for a broad spectrum of business sectors. Carron is responsible for the membership administration and PA duties for the Vascular Society and Circulation Foundation, and their day to day requirements.
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Lorraine joined Fitwise in December 2016 as an Administration Executive and is responsible for the membership administration for the European Society for Paediatric Diseases.
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Michaela joined Fitwise in January 2017 as an Administration Executive and is responsible for the membership administration for the British Academy of Audiology (BAA).
Joined Fitwise in 2003, Sandra manages the accounts and bookkeeping for Vascular Society, Circulation Foundation, VSGBI Ltd, British Society of Audiology and HIS conference. Sandra has over 30 years’ bookkeeping skills and experience, as well having an extensive knowledge of Fitwise’s business.
Association Book keeper
Robert joined Fitwise in October 2013. He assumes responsibility for the bookkeeping function for Fitwise and several of our association clients.
Assistant Book keeper
Nicola joined Fitwise in 2013. She assists with bookkeeping duties for Fitwise and assumes responsibility for bookkeeping of various association clients including BAUN, POGP and ACA.
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Caroline joined the team at Fitwise in February 2017. She assumes responsibility for the bookkeeping function for various association clients including BAUN and BAA. She has 20 years Accounts experience.
Joined Fitwise in 2010, Shona assumes responsibility for Fitwise and all association client's credit control. Her role involves sending out regular reminders to ensure payment is received.
Stacy joined Fitwise in 2002, working within our association and healthcare conference management department. With over fourteen years experience, Stacy heads up the events team and manages some of our larger conferences, events and exhibitions. Each event is crafted to meet our clients’ vision, and deliver both educational excellence and at the same time meeting strict financial objectives.
Senior Events Manager
Prior to her appointment to Fitwise in 2009, Jenny gained over five years experience within the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors following an honours degree in Hospitality Management. As the Senior Events Manager Jenny manages some of our larger conferences, events and exhibitions.
Phone: 01506 292034
Following a four year honours degree at Napier University, Derek joined Fitwise in 2010. As a member of our growing events team, Derek specialises in one day conferences and events. This role sees him travelling UK wide managing these commitments whilst augmenting the company's list of approved venues and suppliers.
Joining the team in 2014, Garry brings a broad range of event management experience gained venue, agency and client-side. Garry worked in stadia, conference centres and with several hotel groups before joining an event management company where he produced conferences and exhibitions for a range of public sector organisations. Latterly he worked in-house, managing the annual events programme for a large UK association. With his enthusiasm and experience, Garry plays a key role managing our clients event requirements.
Phyllis joined the Fitwise event team in 2013 bringing over 20 years' experience within the healthcare industry. Working predominantly within the Medical Division, she assumed responsibility for an annual catalogue of UK, European and International conferences and exhibitions.
With a wealth of industry knowledge and a personal, approachable attitude, Phyllis will take the event lead for a catalogue of our one day and annual conferences and exhibitions.
Claire joined Fitwise in August 2013, initially undertaking a position within the Marketing department. Deciding that her passion was in delivering ‘live’ events, she successfully transferred to the association and healthcare conference management department in the Autumn of 2014. Claire plays an integral role in the pre, onsite and post event management of one day conferences and exhibitions in addition to working with other members of the team on a collection of larger projects.
Claire has an excellent understanding of event processes and procedures uniting her experience within the two departments. With her meticulous attention to detail, approachable, ‘can do’ attitude she has very quickly become an asset to the ever growing events team.
On completion of an Event Management degree from Napier University, Louise worked with one of the UK's leading hotel chains where she developed her knowledge of the conference and events market. Joining Fitwise in 2014, Louise plays a key role in the pre, onsite and post event management of one day conferences and exhibitions. Louise also supports the events team in the planning, implementation and onsite delivery of our larger events. Louise's meticulous attention to detail, enthusiasm and friendly attitude ensures an incomparable level of service is offered to our clients.
Before joining the Fitwise events team in 2016, Lauren completed her degree in Events Management at Queen Margaret University. Lauren has experience working within the charity sector and has been involved in organising several fundraising events. Lauren’s main roles within Fitwise include planning and running study days for our clients, as well as assisting with and running some of our annual events.
Craig graduated from Queen Margaret University with honours in 2014. Since graduating he has worked within a variety of roles within the events industry including helping to organise world famous marathons and leading on a variety of different large scale corporate and private events.
Craig’s role see’s him covering a number of Fitwise’s one day conferences and study days as well as helping to organise our larger conferences.
Prior to joining the Fitwise events team in May 2016, Elaine has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of administrative duties and, prior to joining, spent a year working with a leading hotel chain where she developed a knowledge of conference and events. She supports the events managers with pre, onsite and post event administration.
Head of Marketing
Katie joined Fitwise in 2010, bringing experience operating within marketing roles. Katie is involved with the development and implementation of marketing plans for Fitwise and its healthcare association clients. These include: developing and implementing marketing strategies, membership promotion and event marketing.
Acting Marketing Manager
Laura has been with Fitwise since 2011 after completing a four years honours degree in Tourism Management at Stirling University. Laura is responsible for the marketing of Fitwise and its healthcare association clients. This includes email marketing, postal campaigns, print management, branding implementation, membership recruitment, SEO generation and social media marketing including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Laura has worked with many of Fitwise's key clients to include the Infection Prevention Society, British Academy of Audiology, British Association of Urological Nurses, Association for Continence Advice and Healthcare Infection Society.
Laura Cassidy joined the Marketing team in March 2015 as a Marketing Assistant, helping with the development and implementation of marketing plans for Fitwise and its clients. Laura is from Atlanta, Georgia, United States and has previously studied in four different countries. She has a marketing background with a BSc in Communications and an MSc in International Marketing.
Betty joined the team at Fitwise in April 2016 as a Marketing Assistant. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an MA in Business and Accounting, Betty decided to go down the marketing stream of her degree and pursue a career in this field. Her role includes developing and implementing marketing plans, and event marketing for Fitwise and its clients.
Director of Sales
Joined Fitwise in 2008, with over 15 years experience operating within senior sales & marketing roles, predominantly within the technology sector. Paul has a thorough understanding of conferences & exhibitions, having commissioned a number of events in his role as Product Manager for a leading electronics distributor based in Montreal, Canada.
Paul has contributed greatly to the development of additional revenue streams for our clients, by introducing new concepts to their approach to market. Paul is also closely involved in new business development, and is always keen to open discussions with prospective healthcare clients.
Catriona originally joined Fitwise in 1997 as their first employee and is thrilled after an eight year break to bring up family to have been asked back to a full time position in 2013. Catriona assists Paul in the development of new and existing business and takes responsibility for ACA, BAUN, Vascular Societies, BSA and various other conferences along with advertising sales in various publications for ACA, Dermatological Nursing Journal, BSA Audacity and BAUN.
Catherine is the Sales Administrator and provides valued sales administration support to Paul and Catriona. Her role includes processing orders for various events and journals, ensuring deadlines are met for ACA, IDSc and BAUN Newsletters, quoting for website advertising and direct mailings, processing expenses and, in general, helping the sales team to provide an efficient service to our clients.
Joining the Fitwise sales team as an account executive in 2016, Dario's role focuses mainly on infection prevention within the healthcare sector. In a sales capacity, his responsibilities are predominantly focused towards Infection Prevention Society (IPS) one day events, support towards the IPS Annual Conference and advertising sales for the Institute of Decontamination Sciences.