New Director For EngineeringUK

EngineeringUK today welcomed Beth Elgood on her first day as Director of Communications.

Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, welcomed Beth’s appointment:
“I am delighted that Beth is taking up the post of Communications Director at this new and exciting time for UK engineering. Beth brings with her a depth and breadth of communication experience spanning the private and public sectors. The Board of Trustees and I look forward to working with her and with our partners across the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers, engineering and technology.”

Beth commented: “I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with EngineeringUK to build on the success of its recent name change and the high impact of the Engineering UK 2009/10 report. There has never been a more opportune moment to raise the profile of UK engineering and draw attention to its crucial role in rebalancing the global economy and I’m looking forward to working with partners across the engineering community to do just this.”

Notes for Editors

1. Beth took up the post on 4 January 2010

2 Biographical notes on Beth Elgood:
Beth graduated from UCL with an honours degree in French and spent the first 15 years of her career at BT. After working in a range of procurement roles, she moved into marketing and communications, during which time she spent a period on secondment at the Department of Health. As the first Director of Membership and Communications at the College of Optometrists, Beth was instrumental in promoting the importance of maintaining good eye health and of raising the profile of the role of optometrists in delivering eye health care. At London Metropolitan University, Beth had responsibility for all aspects of marketing, including successful student recruitment campaigns, for communications and fundraising.

3. EngineeringUK, formerly the ETB, is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society. EngineeringUK partners business and industry, government and the wider science and engineering community: producing evidence on the state of engineering, sharing knowledge within engineering and inspiring young people to choose a career in engineering, matching employers’ demand for skills.

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For further information please contact:
Laura Marsh, PR and Communications Manager
Tel: 020 3206 0444 or (m) 07887 943 017
Email: lmarsh@EngineeringUK