Rich Jackson joins GB

GB Sports Tours are delighted to announce that Rich Jackson has joined the team as our Marketing Executive

Rich, 23, whose expertise lie in Hockey and Marketing, joins us having just completed his Marketing masters at Durham University. CEO of GB Sports, Mark Gibbon said “It’s really exciting to have Rich join us, not just for his expertise in Hockey, but to also help us improve our marketing strategy and promote our brand. It’s an exciting time to be part of GB Sports”. Find out more about Rich below:

Experience – Having just completed my masters at university, this role gives me the perfect opportunity to put my marketing knowledge into practice.

Favourite sport – Hockey specialist – I currently play for the Durham University 1st XI in the England Hockey Premier League as an affiliate, but I have also previously played in the Melbourne Premier League for Doncaster HC.

Favourite travel destination – It would have to be Australia. The country is obsessed with sport, combine this with their chilled-out lifestyle and it’s the perfect combination!

Why I went into the industry – Having completed my undergraduate in sport, and a master’s in marketing, I always knew I wanted to go into a sports marketing role, and so working for GB Sports was the ideal opportunity for me.

A bit about me – Before moving to Durham for University, I’m originally from The Lake District, Windermere. All of my hobbies involve sport and I have recently got into road cycling during the COVID period. I enjoy travelling and being in the outdoors.

Favourite sporting memory – Being promoted to the premier league is up there, but nothing will beat winning BUCS Gold on penalties in the 2018/19 season, for the first time in 25 years. The celebrations that followed were incredible.

I’m really excited about this opportunity with GB Sports and I can’t wait to use my knowledge to help them push on after a such a difficult period.

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