Sean Merone, a Business and Marketing Management graduate from Northumbria University, undertook a year-long work placement with Horizon Works as part of his studies and has now joined the company in a permanent role.
Horizon Works, which offers marketing, strategy, PR, digital and creative services, works across sectors including manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and life sciences, technology, professional services and the public sector.
Commenting on his appointment, Sean Merone said: “Having worked with Horizon Works on a placement while at university, I was really impressed with the ethos of the company and saw it as a place where I could launch my career. When an opportunity became available I jumped at the chance to apply and I am delighted to have been offered the role of marketing executive.
“It’s fantastic to be able to work closely with the innovative companies which make up Horizon Works’ client base.”
Samantha Vassallo, founder and managing director of Horizon Works, said: “We’re committed to helping to develop the next generation of marketeers and giving staff like Sean an opportunity to thrive in an exciting, dynamic working environment.
“Sean’s passion for marketing really shines through and he is an immensely driven and hard working member of our team. We’re looking forward to seeing him further his career with Horizon Works.”
Horizon Works recently invested in new headquarters – a 2335 sq ft purpose-built two storey office building on Northumberland Business Park, near Cramlington, Northumberland – to support further expansion and staff growth.
The company, which was founded in 2010 by managing director Samantha Vassallo, supports innovators in complex industries with a full range of marketing services. It is the marketing partner of The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) and plays an active role in industry networks and clusters including the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), The North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), Digital Union, Make UK and NDI.
Horizon Works’ client base includes INVISTA Performance Technologies, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, Fera Science Ltd (formerly the Food and Environment Research Agency) which is based at the National Agri-Food Innovation Campus near York; Middlesbrough-based hydraulic engineering specialist Industrial & Marine Hydraulics (IMH); community charity Groundwork South Tyneside; expanded metal mesh manufacturer Expanded Metal Company, economic regeneration company Advance Northumberland; electrical safety testing equipment manufacturer Seaward; business communications and systems provider Cellular Solutions; and asbestos management consultancy Franks Portlock.