Lea Graham MD Susan Fleet has been appointed an ambassador for Gatwick Diamond Business (GDB), one of the UK’s most successful networking organisations.
GDB sits at the heart of a £48.5bn economy and represents just over 400 members in what’s become known as the ‘coast to capital’ region. It gives businesses a united voice on issues that impact them, while encouraging growth through events and promotions.
“I first joined GDB – or Crawley and District Industrial Association as it then was – more than 25 years ago,” said Susan. “Over the years it’s been a great source of information, support and opportunity for me, so I’m delighted to be given the role of promoting it to others because I can definitely testify to the power of GDB networking.”
GDB Chief Executive Jeremy Taylor said the new role of ambassador had been created to acknowledge those members who had made a significant contribution to the organisation and were highly respected in their business community.
“We also wanted to make sure that members and prospective members had someone to talk to who wasn’t a member of staff and could speak from the heart about the value of GDB,” said Jeremy. “Ambassadors are also in a position to gather honest feedback, which we can use to further improve our services.”
GDB, which holds a range of events every month, has recently been appointed the delivery partner for the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyer, due to be held in October, which attracts around 1,500 local businesses.
Susan joins fellow ambassadors Nicola Blake of Creative Funding Solutions, Ben Harvey of Storm Creative Partnership and Simon Bland of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council.