Gabrielle Hadley steps back as Managing Director of ExtraMile Communications Ltd. Staffordshire-based multilingual digital marketing agency, ExtraMile Communications has a new Managing Director after Founding Director, Gabrielle Hadley – a well-known figure in the business and fundraising community – stepped back.
“ExtraMile has been my baby for over 20 years,” Gabrielle said, “and the company has now grown up and needs a new leader to take it forward into the next stage of its development. It’s been a privilege to lead the company and I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge, but I now want to turn my attention to other projects, although I shall continue to be an active member of the Board of Directors.”
Gabrielle continues as a majority shareholder in the company, along with her husband, Nick Evans, who is Chairman of the company. Amanda Brooke meanwhile will take over the day to day running of the growing business, working closely with Sales and Marketing Director, James Roberts.
“This is an exciting time to take this dynamic company to the next level,” commented Amanda. “ExtraMile has a marvellous culture, reflected in its Investors In People Platinum award; a great team of highly skilled individuals who work with major companies around the world; and a growth plan which we as a Board, with input from the team, have developed to take the company on the growth path it’s planning.”
Amanda’s background is in business growth and coaching. Many local businesses have benefitted from her expertise and she’s been a well-known figure on the speaking circuit at conferences and training courses. “I’ve worked with many great companies over the years,” she says, “but when the opportunity arose at ExtraMile to build on the foundations of the work that I had done with them, it was too good to miss. Now I shall be at the sharp end – putting all that great theory into practice and taking the ultimate responsibility for its success. I’m proud that Gabrielle and Nick have had the confidence in me and in James to run the company – we’re looking forward to developing our ability to respond well to our clients’ needs.”
The Stone-based company currently has 24 employees and its suite of services includes Search Engine Marketing, Web Design and Development, Graphic Design and Global Marketing Services. Its customers range from huge multinationals to smaller local businesses and the company’s reputation continues to grow both in multilingual and single language digital marketing communications.