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Secerna appoints marketing lead to fuel growth

Secerna appoints marketing lead to fuel growth

News Team news 08/06/2023

Intellectual property specialist Secerna LLP has welcomed Chris Claxton as Marketing and Business Development Manager as the firm looks to its next phase of growth.

The role will see Chris work with the partners and attorneys across Secerna’s three offices to coordinate and strengthen the marketing and business development function within the fast-growing firm.

Chris’s 13-year marketing career takes in roles with national brands and covers a range of sectors, including professional services and non-profit. Most recently, he held the Marketing Manager role at London-based charity, Hestia.

Founded in 2011, Secerna operates from offices in York, Newcastle and Dublin, serving a growing worldwide client base that ranges from multi-national corporations to university spin-out companies across the life sciences, electronics, advanced engineering and pharmaceutical sectors.

On why he chose to join Secerna, Chris said, “When I first came into the office, I immediately got a good feeling about the place. The vision and plans Jason and Charlotte have for the business are exciting, and something I want to be part of. I know that the skills and knowledge I have built up will benefit Secerna as the business moves forward, and I am looking forward to the challenge of learning more about intellectual property and how it is part of our everyday lives.”

Secerna Partner Charlotte Watkins said, “Chris joins Secerna at a very exciting time as we continue to grow and attract new clients and team members. Even with the challenges Brexit and COVID have presented, the firm has continued to grow. We are always looking at ways of innovating and providing the best service for clients, which is why it’s important that we invest in our marketing and business development resources.

Chris has the skills, knowledge, and desire we are looking for. He has proven to be a natural fit within the team already, and I am excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Chris adds, “I have thrown myself into the role and have been trying to absorb as much information as possible from everyone. The team have all been so welcoming and generous with their time, and I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the world of IP.”