Being Head of Security is a big challenge. I have to protect The Samuel James Group team as well as be there for both inspiration and motivation. I don’t take my job for granted and love spending my days peering out of windows and watching people coming into the office, especially if they are coming to see me. I am proud to say I am also the official reviewer of “Your Dog Friendly” Lancashire magazine. This is only the start I have global ambitions.
Meet the team
Andy has worked in-house in both the Aerospace and Defence sector for more than 20 years and the Utilities sector for nearly 15 years.
During his career, Andy has undertaken a vast range of copy writing projects, producing hundreds of press releases, as well as editing numerous in-house magazines, newsletters, brochures and copy for websites and other social media for three FTSE 100 companies.
Andy also headed the media-related preparations, co-ordination and processes associated with potential protester activity at BAE Systems, Glascoed’s site, linked to the 2014 NATO summit in Cardiff. The summit saw the largest mobilisation of UK police forces since World War II. Andy’s role included all internal communications and providing “lines to take” for external communications.
Furthermore, Andy spent eight years as an Investor Relations Manager, proactively responding to global investors questions on the activities of both BAE Systems PLC and another major aerospace and defence company, Meggitt PLC. During this time, he was Deputy Chairman of the Investor Relations Society.
Sam has a background in sales and spent the last five years working for Johnson Press on specialist publications and their core Lancashire based publications: Lancashire Evening News, Blackpool Gazette and the Morecambe Visitor.
The Samuel James Group’s new Events, PR, and Marketing Executive, Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and has completed an MSc Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.
With more than twenty years of experience in sales management, Paul has worked for several media companies, including Insider Media and Johnston Press, where he was involved in the launch of a series of specialist publications, including Lancashire Means Business.