A look back on 2020 and plans for 2021

What a year 2020 has been!

We hope that everyone managed to have a relaxing and safe Christmas and were able to celebrate despite the further restrictions set in place due to Covid-19.

In terms of updates on our website we've been rather quiet, but that's not to say that a lot of hard work hasn't been happening behind the scenes. So, here is a recap of what has been happening in 2020 and our plans for 2021.

Our Sales and Marketing Manager, Emma, who completed her MSc in marketing in September 2019 was set to have her graduation at Solent University this Summer. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 this has been postponed until the Summer of 2021...hopefully. However, this is also didn't stop her from having her own graduation ceremony.

Since obtaining her masters Emma has been working as Content Coordinator at Solent University and since the first lockdown in March took on the role of working on the universities social media platforms. Through this Emma has created a new social media strategy, updated the structure and planning of social media activities throughout the university and through doing so increased engagement and reach to relevant audiences. Due to her hard work and commitment Emma will be returning to Solent after the Christmas break with her new role of Social Media and Content Coordinator.

We'd like to say congratulations to Hannah, who undertook a sponsored Internship in Project Management with EVMT in 2017-2018, who is currently a Paralegal at Fulcrum and Future Trainee Solicitor at Gowling WLG. Hannah graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law from the University of Exeter in 2019, where EVMT continue to support the student mentoring scheme and have offered marine studies project management sponsorships. Hannah is now studying her LPC MSc at University of Law. Congratulations, Hannah. We wish you all the best for the future.

EVMT's Managing Director, Dr Mark Townley, recently completed his 12 months with Harmonic Limited supporting Project and Programme Management improvements at Leonardo Helicopters at Yeovil. Mark continues to provide review support to Babcock International on the Type 31 Frigate Programme and will be looking for P3M consultancy opportunities during 2021 in the South-West.

[Image: Wildcat and Merlin helicopters. "Wildcat is the latest generation of multi-role helicopter specifically procured to operate from the frigates and destroyers of the Royal Navy." Imaged sourced from https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/the-equipment/aircraft/helicopters/wildcat]

Moving in to 2021 EVMT will be:

- Continuing to support Catherine Crabtree's development with the UN as an Operations Manager who will be based in Kenya and Mozambique.

- Progressing potential marine studies projects with University of Exeter.

- Expanding the future marketing of EVMT's capabilities in support of environmental and sustainability projects the South West.

We wish you all a happy new year and look forward to working with existing and new clients in 2021 and seeing what the future has in store for EVMT.

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