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Rachel Hargrave
Rachel Hargrave

Position: emita Project Lead


Based: Leicestershire

Rachel has over 23 years of communications experience across a wide variety of sectors including corporate, SME, public and third sector.

Prior to setting up her own agency (RDZ PR) Rachel originally in film and video, moved into creating and producing live events around the world, before settling into corporate communications.

This varied background has given Rachel key skills in strategy, implementation, content design and delivery as well as project management.

Rachel’s role at emita includes planning and strategy, event management, relationship management, PR and sponsorship development. 

Pauline Hill
Pauline Hill

Position: Marketing Director


Based: Leicestershire

With an honours degree in Business Studies (sponsored by British Steel) and an MBA from Aston University, Pauline has worked in marketing for more than 25 years on both the client and consultancy side. Pauline has worked at Marketing Director level in a wide variety of sectors, predominantly B2B, for organisations across the East Midlands.

Pauline’s role at emita focusses on the marketing of the organisation both internally to members and externally to potential members, sponsors and other strategic partners. 

Jill Simpson
Jill Simpson
Position: Event & Membership Manager


Based: Leicestershire

Jill has been a business owner in Leicestershire for two decades, including 10 years running one of the UK’s most successful Disaster Recovery franchises. Prior to this, Jill spent 5 years as a lecturer in business studies. This experience, along with the practical aspects of running businesses has given Jill a rounded set of skills which she now brings to emita.

Jill’s role at emita is to plan and manage all emita events, to be the main liaison points for emita members and to administer and manage the emita website. 

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LE12 7LW

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