DHP Family has announced two key promotions within the marketing team as it continues its commitment to nurture and develop talent within the company.
Following a recruitment process open to internal and external candidates, Anwyn Williams has been promoted to Head of Marketing and Matt Newton is stepping up to become Marketing Manager.
Anwyn will lead the team, overseeing marketing output across DHP’s concert and festival roster, including some of the company’s biggest arena and theatre tours working with artists such as James Blunt, The Human League, Sam Fender, Rufus Wainwright and Happy Mondays.
Anwyn also manages the marketing for the award-winning Dot To Dot Festival, and is a member of the internal teams that deliver the Women in Music initiative, set up to address the gender imbalance within the music industry, and Beat The Streets, a multi-venue event in Nottingham to combat homelessness that has raised nearly £250,000 for the charity Framework.
Originally from Leamington Spa, Anwyn moved to Nottingham to study at Nottingham Trent University in 2010 and became involved in the music scene through performing and promoting herself as an artist.
Staying on after graduation for the city’s vibrant music scene, she began working at DHP as an assistant in 2014, before rising through the ranks of the marketing team based at the company’s head office.
Anwyn said: “I’m extremely proud to be taking on this next challenge with DHP, a company that has encouraged and helped me to grow and develop throughout my career in the music industry.
“Having worked at every level of DHP’s marketing department since joining seven years ago, I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to lead and shape our amazing team, and I’m certain that we’ll see many more talented people rising through the ranks for years to come.”
Newly promoted marketing manager Matt Newton also started out as a marketing assistant less than five years ago and praised the company’s commitment to its staff.
“DHP Family has always been about nurturing staff and developing people to the best of their abilities. I feel privileged to be another example of this in my new position.
“In this new role I will be leading the marketing for DHP Family’s 25,000 capacity Splendour Festival as well as many more concerts and tours. I’m really looking forward to helping continue DHP’s reputation for creativity and innovation under Anwyn’s leadership.”