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Meet the IFIS Team: Carol Durham, Head of Sales

Carol Durham | IFIS Publishing

Introducing Carol joins us as our new Business Development Manager. 

Tell us a bit about your work background.

Before joining IFIS I worked for Pearson for four and a half years, responsible for their Higher Education business in the North of England, Scotland and Ireland.  Prior to Pearson I was with Emerald for eight years in sales, looking after both academic and corporate/public sector customers.

What expertise do you bring on board?

I have nearly 13 years of experience working in the Publishing industry but I also ran my own recruitment agency for a number of years so I believe I bring a mix of publishing sales experience and an entrepreneurial spirit!

Tell us about what you enjoy most about your role

My role at IFIS is to develop business internationally, focusing on our FSTA and Escalex products.  I am building relationships with vendor partners and key stakeholders and I love that I am meeting new people and strengthening relationships in an industry that is close to my heart.  I believe that we are what we eat, food affects our bodies and minds and is such an important part of life, so being employed by a company that has food science at the heart of all it does is fantastic!  I am also very proud to be working for a not-for-profit organisation that provides free or low-cost access to food information for people in developing countries.

How do you like to relax outside of work?

I love to exercise!  I enjoy circuit training, HiiT and running and try and get out and do a class or run every day if possible.  I also love cooking (and eating), travelling and being around the people who enhance my life!

On that final note, what is your favourite thing to cook?

That’s a tricky one – I love to cook, everything from curry to cake (although mainly savoury foods) but I will say a roast dinner, because being from Yorkshire I would say you can’t beat a good Yorkshire Pudding and gravy!

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