Helen Bowditch has joined Clicksmith as a Senior Account Manager.
The former journalist hopes to bring her writing skills to the job, along with her ability to ‘get under the skin of stuff’ and find out what makes people tick. She likes wrestling with words, phrases that bring things to life, and sentences that make the heart sing.
‘Having worked with Helen previously at the BBC I knew she would be the perfect fit for Clicksmith,’ said the agency’s Head of Content Kim Bougourd.
‘Helen has a flair for writing and fantastic people skills. She’ll be a great addition to the team, expanding further our offering in terms of telling our clients’ stories both on and offline in a clear, compelling way.’
After attending the Grammar School and Swansea University, Helen worked for BBC Radio Guernsey and BBC Radio Devon for 10 years. She then went on a year-long sabbatical, that turned into 12 years, and became the head surf coach and marketing manager at one of Latin America’s biggest surf camps. Swapping tropical beaches for the Braye Road Industrial Estate, Helen returned to her roots and worked as a reporter at the Guernsey Press. She covered everything, but mainly political matters and she co-presented the newspaper’s politics podcast.
Ms Bowditch said it was the people that attracted her to Clicksmith.
‘The owners said it would be fun, and that my teammates were talented, creative, kind, and a good laugh. It’s the people, it’s always about the people,’ she said.
‘And it’s exciting to be in a constant process of learning and sharing what I learn with others.’
Outside of work Helen likes running, but describes her style as ‘shuffling’, cycling (but on an electric bike) and swimming, but not in the chilly sea. She also enjoys surfing (in a wetsuit) and currently her favourite manoeuvre is standing up.
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