Proving that ‘contractor’ does not have to mean “here today, gone tomorrow” - today Gordon Ackroyd reaches four years of service with the Corporation. Joining FIDC from Cornwall, UK, as Business Development Officer to provide his professional support to individual clients, he particular enjoyed working with the hospitality and catering enterprises - although definitely not because he wants more places to get his fix of takeaways (He is still waiting for a Chinese to start up here).
2018 saw Gordon move to Strategic Projects Manager, where he focuses on the needs of the wider business community, for example developing FIDC’s Skills for Enterprise programme, supporting the Wool Innovation Programme, the Fresh for the Future project and producing FIDC Annual Reports.
We would all like to thank Gordon for his hard work and his sense of humour, and always being available as the Corporation’s dictionary, thesaurus, and grammar checker.
Hopefully we can keep him under contract for another 4 years.