Summer 2012

A Day in the life: Claire Hudson

Fendercare group marketing manager

Describe a typical day at Fendercare Marine.

Every day is different, with new marketing requirements and initiatives. We have regular team planning meetings to discuss events such as exhibitions, conferences and roadshows, and other marketing projects. At the end of May I recruited two new faces to the team, so training is also built in to my current routine.

Recently I have been streamlining our existing website, making it easier for clients to navigate, and preparing for its transfer to a new provider.

I am now in the process of producing various different product and service videos; one upcoming project is a film illustrating Fendercare Marine’s complete capabilities, for use at events and with clients.

Tell us about your career at Fendercare Marine.

I started working at Fendercare in August 2004 as a business development assistant. In 2005, I was promoted to project manager in a business development capacity, with the main focus on identifying potential new business in Europe and Scandinavia.

In 2006 I married a farmer and fell pregnant quickly – 3 times in total! – and it wasn’t until 2010 that I came back to work, two days a week. At the beginning of this year I was promoted to Fendercare Group Marketing Manager, in charge of a team of five at Seething and with overall responsibility for Fendercare’s global marketing strategy. From September I will move back to full-time working. I am very excited about being a part of this fast-paced and successful company.

What do you enjoy about working for Fendercare Marine?

The variety of work. I get involved in all aspects of marketing, and I have a truly brilliant team who all pull together, so coming to work is something that I look forward to.

What are your interests outside work?

We hold various events on our farm, including lambing mornings and harvest talks. I help out on the farm as much as I can, and am a keen shepherdess during lambing – I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty!

I am also chair of the pre-school that my sons and daughter have attended, so am actively involved in fundraising. And recently I agreed to buying a tent to use at the weekends and in school holidays – something that people who know me well may be surprised to learn!

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