Rob Nathan appointed Group Marketing Director at Media 10

Rob Nathan, has been appointed Group Marketing Director at Media 10, the award-winning publishing and event organising company, following a period of unprecedented growth.

Since joining the company as Marketing Manager Nathan has been part of the team which has seen the growth of Grand Designs Live from a 3 to 9 day event, increasing the gate to over 100,000 visitors. He has also seen Grand Designs Live in Birmingham increase visitor numbers 40% year on year. Nathan also headed up the marketing team of the Ideal Home Show that saw 250,000 visitors pass through the doors to the iconic event, a 100,000 increase in 8 fewer days on the 2009 event.

In this period Nathan has also been instrumental in the development of Media 10 internationally, and was part of the team which ensured that Media 10 won the pitch to launch Britain’s Next Top Model Live in partnership with Virgin Media.

Nathan joins the other nine directors who launched the company in 2003 on the Management Board, headed up by Lee Newton, the company’s Managing Director and majority shareholder.

Newton commented: "The Board recognised the company’s need to recruit a skilled marketing professional to provide leadership and experience in the exhibition marketing team. Since 2007, when Rob joined the company, it is clear that his appointment has helped Media 10 to grow more quickly and become more successful in the exhibition market. I am pleased that Rob has taken up the challenge to help drive the company forward in the future and on behalf of the Board, I wish him every success in his enhanced role. In-conjunction with Nathan’s promotion, the Company have recently expanded to new offices and we are now well placed to increase our exhibition and publishing sectors and having Rob on the management board will prove instrumental in bringing our future plans to fruition."

On his promotion Nathan stated "I am absolutely thrilled with this promotion. Joining Media 10 was a big move for me and in the time I have been here the company has made unparalleled progress in the events and publishing fields. We now have a marketing department that rivals any in the industry and it is a pleasure to head up the team. The inspiration and ingenuity that emanates from the other directors is incredible and is the reason why Media 10 has achieved so much in the past few years. From a standing start a short time ago the company now attracts some half a million visitors to its events and the growth in the UK and overseas will continue. To be part of this and to be welcomed to the Management Board to help with this expansion is a huge personal achievement for me."