We promised to create new jobs and we have!

Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Company, News, Social | Comments Off

We promised to create new jobs and we have!

When we started our Kickstarter campaign we promised we’d create new jobs. Well, we’ve done just that! We’ve appointed a full time ‘Banjoneer’ and a part-time PR and social media expert.

Geoff Ransome, who is a trained classical guitar luthier, and who has also run his own guitar making business, has joined the business full time as a ‘Banjoneer’. Geoff is leading the development and production of the Shackleton Banjo.

Ransome has a BA in Fine Craftsmanship and Design, and did his specialist lutherie training at Newark College, one of the UK’s leading instrument technology institutions.

Jess Shanahan (above) has been appointed part-time PR and social media for The Great British Banjo Company, through her consultancy Jet Social.

Shanahan, who is an established social media expert and a popular blogger on Norfolk topics, will be leading the company’s campaign to raise its profile amongst potential customers.

All this has happened ahead of schedule, which is brilliant. There’s been so much interest in our British-made banjos and we hope to be creating even more jobs in the near future. Watch this space.

On a slightly related note, if you want to send CVs, fancy stocking the Shackleton Banjo or want to partner with us in some way, check out our Trade Enquiries page.