Former business journalist tasked with growing team in new year Former business journalist Elizabeth Donevan has been promoted to Director of Communications at Manchester’s cloud hosting and colocation specialist UKFast, after less than two years at the firm.
Donevan joined the company in 2010 as features writer, after previous experience as a writer for titles including EN Magazine, and was promoted to PR Manager within her first year. Donevan will now head up the growing communications team, leading public relations, internal communications and developing external content.
Former Communications Director, Jonathan Bowers, took up the position of Managing Director in April this year when Lawrence Jones, UKFast’s founder, made the ‘upwards and sideways’ move into the position of CEO.
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “We are growing faster than ever and to maintain this growth we need the right people leading our teams. Liz has excelled in her two years at UKFast and I’m confident she is exactly the right person to take our communications strategy forward.”
Donevan said: “It’s been a very exciting time to be involved in PR and communications at UKFast. It’s a company that is constantly innovating, investing in its team and in the region, and doing things differently to most other businesses, which makes my job – sharing all of those stories – a real pleasure. I’m looking forward to finding more extraordinary people to join the team.”