Manchester-based telecommunications provider MID Communications Limited has announced the appointment of its first female board member Jennifer Hulme as their new HR Director.

Jennifer, who lives in Bolton, took up the newly-created role from January 1st after being part of MID Communications for 2 and half years.

She started her career with the company as HR Manager in September 2015, joining the business from her former HR and Development management position at Hobby Craft.

During her time at MID Communications she has achieved success with numerous people projects & business efficiency related improvements. Alongside this, she continues to support CEO Danny Simpson and the business through a critical growth acquisition of 6 new stores with an additional 46 employees, being responsible for the migrating and integrating of staff.

Jennifer was also responsible for delivering the Investors in people accreditation to a silver level achieved by the company in 2016.

Jennifer said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to join the board; I have a massive amount of passion for this business and am excited for the long-term future as we continue to grow. My focus will always be on ensuring the engagement, wellbeing and development of our people, as I believe this will ultimately drive the success of MID Communications. Adding a HR specialist to the board is recognition of how MID Communications has invested in its people and its desire to be an employer of choice.’

When asked about the appointment, Managing Director Andrew Murray went on to say: ‘Jennifer has proved to be an excellent and vital addition to our management team. Her commitment and drive have been essential in helping her introduce new ideas and ways of working for the people in our company. Many of these initiatives have proved to be both beneficial to our staff and the company’s performance. I am confident that she will continue to demonstrate these same qualities in her new position as HR Director.’

MID Communications is an independent franchise of Telefonica UK; a Manchester based O2 franchise boasting 16 O2 Stores across Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Merseyside and the Fylde Coast. These are in addition to a Manchester-based Call Centre and a Field Sales Team servicing the company’s growing number of business customers.

It is one of the largest independent O2 franchises in the North West and employs over 170 people. The company was established in 2006 by directors Andrew and Ian Murray, with current CEO Danny Simpson joining in 2009.

CEO Danny Simpson said: ‘Jennifer has been an integral part of the business and we are very fortunate to have such an incredibly eloquent young lady, who is not just passionate about our people but is also extremely eager about the future of our business’

‘Our people are our greatest asset and Jennifer does a great job at really driving our people ethos, culture and of course our core values, which she devised with the business in early 2016.’

‘Jennifer is an incredibly determined woman, who knows what excellence looks like and spends her time driving for results across the wider channels of the business. She is a credit to herself and our business. She made an impact the moment she started with us and remained relentless all the way.’

‘I have had the pleasure of watching her grow from a HR manager to a HR Director. She loves inspiring our people and others both in & out of the business. There really is no stopping her! I am excited to see her future continue at MID Communications and I am looking forward to seeing her contributions to our business on a wider scale. I can’t wait to see her play an even bigger part in our business. Congratulations Jenn; well deserved. A huge well done.’

MID Communications has recently relocated its head office premises to new offices at Stake Hill Estate Rochdale. This has doubled the office space to over 6,000 square feet and Jennifer played an integral part in planning the relocation and leading the opening ceremony.

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