Laura gets seal of approval

The National Seal Sanctuary welcome their newest arrival to the team, Laura Ward, their newly appointed Marketing Co-Ordinator.

The Sanctuary, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has recently recruited local graduate Laura to be responsible for the marketing of the site, a new role in the firm.

Laura completed a Ba (Hons) degree in Business from Cornwall College in August of this year. After finishing this, she then gained her position within the Sanctuary. "The degree covered all areas of business, but I enjoyed the marketing aspects more than other modules and gained my highest marks in this subject" said Laura Ward.

Inspiration for a marketing career originally started after Laura visited London in 2006 and spotted Richard Branson in the city's Oxford Street.
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"Being famous, he was attracting a lot of attention from passers by and I could see people asking him to sign copies of his autobiography. I went home thinking about it, and decided to purchase a copy of the book and found it a fantastic read. I loved the way he's marketed his products and suddenly realised that marketing was what I wanted to do!" added Laura.

The National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, has recently changed the dynamics of its office based team, bringing in a new Operations Manager as well as the new Marketing Co-Ordinator.

"The money used to help the seals in our care comes purely from the entrance fees visitors pay and the donations / adoptions. Without this revenue, we cannot keep helping animals each year. We decided that appointing a Marketing Co-Ordinator will help us ensure a steady supply of visitors throughout the year and will make sure that the Sanctuary is a fantastic attraction for visitors to come and see" said Sarah Vine, Attraction Manager at the Sanctuary.

Anyone wishing to visit the Sanctuary can do so everyday of the year (except Christmas day) from 10am.
Issued by The National Seal Sanctuary
For more information, please contact Laura Ward or Sarah Vine on 01326 221361
Press Release date: 20th November 2008

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