Celebrating exceptional talent in Hull and the Humber

Celebrating exceptional talent in Hull and the Humber
We are delighted to announce our support for Top 30 Under 30 as Principle Partner to the initiative.
Simon Jones’ brainchild that celebrates exceptional business and public sector talent in Hull and the Humber region, is going into its third year in 2020. Forward And Thinking’s Managing Director Natalie Downie was selected earlier this year and since has benefitted tremendously from the twelve-month Executive Leadership programme offered to all winners.


Natalie joined Forward and Thinking in 2014 on a two-week work experience placement. She showed so much potential that she was immediately offered a full-time role as an account executive. Within two years, she was promoted to account director and started mentoring other team members while still keeping her key accounts happy and growing.

Alison Johnson, Founder and Director Forward And Thinking, states, “As an agency, we thrive if we have the best people. We are always looking for inspirational talent going above and beyond and thus making an impact for the businesses they work with, their colleagues and clients. As an agency based in East Yorkshire we are passionately committed to raise the region’s profile nationally and think initiatives like these are great to showcase the talent we have here up North.”
Simon Jones, founder of Top 30 Under 30 says, We are delighted to welcome Forward And Thinking as a new Principle Partner for 2020! Having had Natalie Downie as part of 2019 Class, I am thrilled that they have agreed to back us as we look to develop our scheme further. Thank you for your support!”
Nominations for the 2020 cohort are being accepted now.

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