Bruntwood marketing boss leaves for Canada
Simon Scott is leaving Bruntwood for a new life in Canada after 12 years overseeing the property firm's marketing and communications.
Scott joined the Manchester-based firm in 1997 as marketing manager, and was promoted to head of marketing and communications following his management of Bruntwood's sponsorship of the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
While excited about what lies ahead in Canada, he said he is leaving his role with “a heavy heart”.
“If the research is to be believed, I am one of the statistical few who love what they do,” he said. “Bruntwood has been like a family to me and Manchester my adopted home.
"I’ll miss them both very much and hope I can replicate the sense of belonging I have enjoyed in Manchester, when I’m settled in Canada.”
Scott said he had been visiting Canada for years and he and his wife Sharon thought it would be a great place to bring up his two daughters.
“The air is fresh, the mountains are spectacular, and in the winter we can ski every weekend.â€¨”
Bruntwood's chief executive, Chris Oglesby, said Scott had been “a true asset” to the company.
“Simon has made a bold decision for his family and I am very sorry to be losing him.
“He’s played a key role in our executive team and a far broader role in the cities. He leaves big shoes to fill and a legacy that won’t be forgotten.”