A NEWLY-APPOINTED marketing manager is bringing her wealth of experience to a Northumberland-based chartered surveyors and property consultants.

YoungsRPS has announced the appointment of Emma Gillespie-Payne.

Based at the firm’s Alnwick office, she will be responsible for working across the company’s rural, property and commercial offices Hexham, Newcastle, Sedgefield, Northallerton and Dumfries.

Emma brings with her experience in marketing, communications, and events through a history of invaluable experience at a leading land, business and property firm as well as a luxury lifestyle publication.

Brought up in Chatton, Northumberland, and a former student of the Duchess Community High School, Emma has built up a portfolio of expertise encompassing the development of marketing and communications plans, campaigns and budgets, brand development, social media and digital marketing along with running large scale events.

Due to youngsRPS’ ongoing expansion and development, marketing is a key position with the firm.

She said: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of a business which has such a tremendous reputation and what is in currently the most progressive stage of its growth.

“In such an uncertain economy there will undoubtedly be challenges ahead, so my aim is to work alongside my new colleagues, to look at our product and portfolio with a fresh approach.

“There’s a huge amount of experience within the leadership team at youngsRPS and they concentrate on ensuring their people are at the heart of their strategy.”

Managing director for youngsRPS, Robbie Hutchinson, said: “We are thrilled to have Emma join our team.

“I know that her ideas, energy and enthusiasm are key to developing and implementing our future strategic marketing and communications plans.

“There are exciting times ahead, we are expanding our growth both in geographical spread and in the services we offer, so it is crucial that we market our credentials widely, informatively and creatively to continue to support our client base.”