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The Landing creates specialist new team to boost growth for start-ups


The Landing in MediaCity UK has made four new appointments, three of which make up a new specialist business services team, as part of a 10-year plan designed to drive rapid growth for tech start-ups.

The new business services team is led by the former community manager, Shu-Ling Li, now head of business services, and will serve the needs of the tech start-ups at The Landing.

Chris Stephens, the new business and community manager, will work closely with Shu-ling to support more than 100 business based at The Landing. 

James Summerton, previously of Computer Futures, will take on the role of business development manager within the new business services team.

Holly Lindon, a marketing apprentice, joins the team and will help increase exposure and boost growth for both start-ups and The Landing generally by creating a greater volume of social and video content. She will also be responsible for the creation of The Landing’s own YouTube channel, The Landing TV.

The Landing’s new Business Services team (from left): Kelly Byrne, Chris Stephens, Shu-Ling Li, James Summerton, Paul Billington and Holly Lindon

A fourth appointment, Kelly Byrne, from We Are Nova in Liverpool, joins the management team as the new financial controller.

Paul Billington, managing director at The Landing, said: “I am thrilled about these appointments and really excited that our 10-year plan for The Landing is now beginning to take shape. We pride ourselves on being a rapid start-up facility and we are here, first and foremost, to help our businesses to grow quickly and to establish themselves in their individual markets within the technology sector.
“At The Landing, we have all the tools and facilities needed to make any tech start-up a success and now, with a dedicated business services team at their disposal, we are in an even stronger position to support them on their exciting journey.”

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