EKM appoints Jessie Barth as events manager

E-commerce specialist EKM has hired Jessie Barth to coordinate events hosted in its auditorium.

The company's new £3.5m offices in Fulwood contains a training and presentation space with a capacity of up to 120 people. In addition to hosting its own events, EKM also hires the venye out to local organisations, which will now be overseen by Jessie.

Clients including NHS England, M&S, BAE Systems, Siemens and Lancashire Business View have already hosted events in the 120-seat auditorium and the smaller, 22-seat luxury boardroom which can be used for smaller networking events, meeting and workshops.

Antony Chesworth, EKM founder, said: “We’re immensely proud of our world class facilities and have taken inspiration from the likes of Google and Facebook, who are renowned for their innovation in creating inspiring and motivational work environments.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jessie to EKM, and already she is proving invaluable in the role. Our unique event facilities here in Preston are now attracting companies from across the UK, which is what we always envisioned."

Our world class facilities and have taken inspiration from the likes of Google and Facebook

Jessie added: “This is a really exciting opportunity for me, and I’m relishing the diversity of this new role. I’m looking to attract an ever more diverse range of clients and events, grow local awareness, and really push the boundaries of what we can deliver for our customers, big or small.”

Established in Burnley in 2002, EKM was the first cloud-based e-commerce platform in the UK. Today, it is still the biggest based in the UK, powering over 80,000 online shops worldwide.

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