The owners of TRBusiness are delighted to announce that Charlotte Turner and Ben Webb will be joining the Board of Directors, effective immediately, adopting new roles of responsibility as Editorial Director and International Sales & Marketing Director, respectively.
Turner is a degree-educated journalist with over twelve years of experience in B2B and B2C magazine publishing and joined TRBusiness in 2011 from Frontier magazine where she was Assistant Editor.
Before entering travel retail, Turner built a solid foundation in journalism as a writer and International Content Coordinator for Bauer Media and a reporter for Sheengate Publishing.
She has a BA in English with Creative Writing and an MA in Creative and Professional Writing. Turner became the Managing Editor at TRBusiness in April 2015.
Webb has been working with brands, suppliers and retailers in a busy B2B environment for over 12 years.
His sales career to date includes five and a half years at UK-based grocery retail magazine Independent Retail News (IRN) and two and a half years at Frontier magazine.
CONSUMER-VOTED TRAVEL RETAIL AWARDS
He joined TRBusiness in May 2011 and quickly progressed to the role of Business Development Manager. In October 2014 he was promoted again to become Commercial Sales Manager.
Ben has been instrumental in the founding of The Travel Retail Awards; the first consumer-voted awards in the travel retail channel.
“These appointments reflect both Ben and Charlotte’s superb performance over the last eight years and the significant contribution they have made to the company’s progress over this period,” say TRBusiness Owners and Joint Managing Directors, Nigel Hardy and Janice Hook.
“It also reflects the next stage in the company’s development. We would like to also take this opportunity to thank everyone on the team for their substantial contributions to making TRBusiness the leading b2b media company for GTR.”
RAPID EXPANSION PHASE
TRBusiness recently announced the appointments of Michael Barrett in CSR & Events as well as Nicky Lane in Advertising and Business Development, in what has been an exciting expansion phase for the company, including the 2019 consumer-voted Travel Retail Awards, the Travel Retail Question Time series and most recently, the TR Sustainability Forum and TR Plastic Pledge.
“I am thrilled to take on the role as Editorial Director for a company and publication I have poured my heart and soul into since I arrived in 2011. I feel privileged to work with such talented journalists, Luke Barras-Hill and Andrew Pentol, and would like to thank them for the tireless commitment and inexhaustible enthusiasm they exhibit each and every day.
“I would also like to thank Nigel Hardy and Janice Hook for their phenomenal and unwavering support over the last eight years, which has allowed us all to thrive and flourish in an industry we all share a great passion for. I really believe we are the best team in travel retail.”
Webb adds his comments: “When I started working at TRBusiness over eight years ago, I knew then that I had become part of something very special. We pride ourselves on our journalistic integrity, as well as our commitment to helping the industry grow. I agree with Charlotte in that I truly believe this is the hardest working, most professional, yet friendliest team I have ever had the privilege to be a part of.
“It really is an honour to be invited to sit on the Board of Directors and I would like to thank Janice Hook and Nigel Hardy for their amazing support and guidance. I look forward to this next exciting chapter in my career, working with the wonderful TRBusiness team.”