Bluestones Group’s recent growth has led to another significant appointment as Matt Cody joins the company as the new Group Marketing Director.

Matt is a senior marketing and communications professional and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He holds a Global MBA with merit from Manchester Business School, a Postgraduate Diploma from the CIM and a BA(Hons) degree in retail marketing and has worked for FTSE 250 and AIM listed organisations. He also has 10 years’ experience with global recruitment specialists NES Global Talent.

In the role, he will oversee all the marketing functions of BIG which consists of the 30+ companies within the group’s portfolio. Speaking about the appointment, group CEO Stuart McBride said:

This is a significant appointment for the group. We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the last 12 months and as a result, we are investing heavily in the support functions of the business. Matt’s experience is impressive and we’re looking forward to the positive impacts he will have on the business as we continue to grow.

Matt’s appointment comes on the back of an impressive array of senior appointments for the group in the last 12 months. Only recently, experienced recruitment director Trish Stratford joined the group as a CEO of the professional services division and Neil Ivory as Chief Information Officer. The pace of the Bluestones Group’s growth is a factor that Matt is particularly looking forward to, he said:

“The Group is growing rapidly and continuing to invest in its support functions, including marketing. There are plenty of interesting challenges and opportunities across both the Group, and in the individual businesses, and I’m excited to take on this new role.”

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