Award-winning virtual outsourcing agency Get Ahead is delighted to welcome the 10th regional director to its growing nationwide team.
Joanne McGowan will be supporting businesses across East Surrey including Guildford, Leatherhead, Epsom, Crawley and Horsham.
After graduating with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies, McGowan embarked straight into a career in business, running her own dance school for nine years. Showing entrepreneurial flair, she subsequently ran her own party business and worked as a freelance digital/marketing consultant, as well as carrying out in-house digital/marketing and social media roles.
McGowan said: “Throughout my career, I have always wanted to help people. From helping children learn to dance, to helping parents celebrate their children's birthdays and helping businesses to grow through marketing, assisting others has always been a core aspect of everything I do.
"Though I had enjoyed working in-house for a few years, I felt the time was right for a new challenge. I contacted long-term connection Rebecca Newenham, founder and director of Get Ahead, for some advice. I had seen her successfully build her company over the past few years, as well as used Get Ahead’s services when I was running my party business. When Rebecca said she was looking for a regional director in East Surrey, it felt like suddenly everything fell into place.”
As regional director for East Surrey, McGowan is looking forward to lots of networking over the next few months, understanding what local businesses and charities need as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. McGowan added: “So many organisations have been through so much change and upheaval over the past 18 months. I strongly believe that the Get Ahead team is perfectly placed to help businesses recover and grow stronger, with flexible services to suit their needs, both now and in the future.”
Rebecca Newenham, founder and director of Get Ahead said: “I have known Joanne for many years and always been impressed by her business acumen. Having run her own businesses, she knows exactly how our clients feel and can provide the support they need. With regional directors in Berkshire & North Hants, East Midlands, Lees, South Yorkshire, Suffolk & Essex, West London, West Surrey and Wirral & Cheshire West, as well as East Surrey, I am excited to see our network continue to grow and help more businesses to get ahead.”