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A Sudbury marketing agency has hailed a careers event as a resounding success in helping young people to realise the opportunities available in the sector.

Mackman Group hosted the event at its head office in Meadow Lane on Wednesday, with staff on hand to discuss jobs in both marketing and research, as well as the skills required in the roles.

Aimed at people aged 13 to 24, the event was organised in partnership with Careeriosity, an initiative established by Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils’ economic development team.

The Mackman Group event team (left to right: Will Herschel-Shorland, EleanorJoyce, Oliver Mackman, Frances Minns, Dr. Gemma Mackman, Paul Mackman, Rachel Hill,Steeve Royce, Ben Kemsley). Image credit: Mackman Group. (57184896)
The Mackman Group event team (left to right: Will Herschel-Shorland, EleanorJoyce, Oliver Mackman, Frances Minns, Dr. Gemma Mackman, Paul Mackman, Rachel Hill,Steeve Royce, Ben Kemsley). Image credit: Mackman Group. (57184896)

The purpose of the scheme is to connect businesses with young people to highlight career opportunities on their doorstep.

Representatives from West Suffolk College also supported the careers day, providing advice on the next steps and the range of education options in design, digital, content and videography disciplines.

The company, which was founded in 2003 before moving to Sudbury in 2006, reported a strong response from attendees, with many stating they felt more optimistic for the future following the event.

Rachel Hill, Marketing Executive at Mackman Group, welcomes attendees. Imagecredit: Mackman Group. (57184898)
Rachel Hill, Marketing Executive at Mackman Group, welcomes attendees. Imagecredit: Mackman Group. (57184898)

Founder and managing director Paul Mackman told Suffolk News that the firm, as a “proud Sudbury-based business”, was delighted to be able to open its doors to young people and give back to the community.

“It worked very well from a business perspective,” said Mr Mackman, who is also the vice-chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s board in the east of England.

“As well as being a good profile-raising opportunity, we all enjoyed encouraging those with an interest in a career in our sector.

Clare Morgan (left), Head of West Suffolk College’s Community & Business Centrein Sudbury, speaking to an attendee. Image Credit: Mackman Group. (57184900)
Clare Morgan (left), Head of West Suffolk College’s Community & Business Centrein Sudbury, speaking to an attendee. Image Credit: Mackman Group. (57184900)

“I am so pleased that we had the opportunity to work with Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils on this, as it was an entirely positive experience for everyone involved.

“I’m very proud of my team, who pulled it together from our side and were a credit to the business.”