Former Bord na Mona UK head of sales Steve Harper joins PR and marketing firm Maryanne Stokes as a consultant.
The announcement comes less than five months after it was revealed that Mr Harper would be joining garden accessories and birdcare firm Gardman
as sales director.
Mr Harper's new role will see him work with Maryanne Stokes as an associate business consultant. Having held roles at Bord na Mona UK and Vital Earth, Gardman, Sinclair and other blue chip manufacturers and retailers, Mr Harper's wide experience gives him a broad knowledge base across sales and operations, marketing, category management and product development.
He is also said to be developing a new start-up company that will be launched early in the New Year , and looking at other opportunities. Mr Harper remains the chair of the Growing Media Association.
Of his new role with Maryanne Stokes, Mr Harper said: "I am looking forward to working with Maz again. We have worked together many times over the years and always built either a successful offer or indeed, with Vital Earth, a successful business. Our combined skill set and knowledge works well together and I am looking forward to being part of a team that's main driver is to help business small and large achieve their goals. The team Maz has developed offers a fantastic range of services and individuals who are all experts in their own field. We can all use each other's knowledge and experience. There is no other business that offers the industry a one-stop shop for out-sourced resource and I am thrilled to be part of this unique proposition. "
Director Maryanne commented: "We are delighted and excited to bring Steve in to the fold. It really adds strength to our offers."