Trade body LIMA UK has added a new membership services manager to the team.
Ryan Beaird (pictured) takes over from Saphia Maxamed, who has moved on to a new role at Rights Management International.
He will be the first port of call for LIMA's UK members, offering day to day support on specific business issues, as well as acting as a focal point for industry news and information.
Beaird will also be taking over the management of events including Spring Fling, plus LIMA's new-look stand and events at BLE in October.
"We have a number of priorities this year, particularly in terms of building the membership among certain industry sectors and continuing to raise awareness of licensing as a valuable business tool," Beaird commented. "We are keen to develop a closer relationship with members, particularly through social media and networking events, so that we can engage more and develop our services in response to their needs."
Beaird also has first hand experience of the licensing business, after developing his own cartoon series - Jack & Runty - which featured in newspaper strips throughout the world.
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