Melanie Scott takes over as chairman of Kent's Chartered Institute of Marketing
Melanie Scott is taking over from Neil Lakeland as
chairman of the Kent branch of the Chartered Institute of
An experienced B2B marketer, Melanie began her career at 17 in a
small Midlands-based agency.
She soon began full-time degree study. After graduating, she
emigrated to Portugal.
It was whilst living abroad, as she established and ran her own
business, that Melanie realised a real passion for business
strategy and marketing.
Determined to build upon her valuable practical experience and
cement her career in this vein, in 2005 and after five years
abroad, she returned to England and resumed further educationand
accelerated her career in marketing.
She has first-hand small business experience, combining it with
theory gained from a postgraduate marketing study.
Since 2005, she has worked for businesses in design and
publishing, marketing consultancy, IT, manufacturing and
She now heads marketing strategy for research provider Facts
International, based in Ashford.
She said: “I’m looking forward to building upon the great work
Neil Lakeland has done in raising awareness of CIM to both
marketers and business in the region and I look forward to sharing
my knowledge and expertise in doing so.”
Melanie lives in Ashford with her fiance and when she’s not
travelling the country visiting friends and relatives, she loves
cycling in the beautiful Kent countryside.
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