05 April 2024

Meet our first marketing and business development director

Robin Simmonds & Gaius Powell, Wilkin Chapman

We’ve appointed Gaius Powell as our first marketing and business development (BD) director.

Gaius, who has more than 30 years of experience in senior marketing roles in the professional services sector, joins the team of seven marketing and BD specialists based at our Grimsby office.

As a director, Gaius reports to the chief executive officer (CEO), Robin Simmonds.

Gaius Powell, marketing and business development director, said:

“Wilkin Chapman is at a fascinating point in its history. It is very much on a growth trajectory, expanding its range of services through increased depth and the growing strength of its teams across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. I am very much looking forward to working with the marketing team as well as fellow directors and the partners generally on contributing to this growth through a marketing and BD programme that demonstrates the firm’s ability to help a range of clients.”

Robin Simmonds, CEO, said:

“Gaius’ appointment brings our director level team to full strength, and with his range of marketing and BD knowledge across the full mix, from communications to client listening, branding, product development and so on, I am sure the firm and our clients will see the benefit from his experience and expertise.”

Gaius has lived in the region since studying at Hull University in the mid-1980s. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and a Master's in Business Administration. He has recently completed a six-year term as a trustee and non-executive director at Hull University Students’ Union and has served as a parish councillor.

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