Mark Fermor’s, recent addition to the team at Genuine solutions sees him take up the role as Associate Strategic Partnership Director following his departure from Future Plc. Born in Kent, Mark is now living with his wife Helen and their two much loved cats Luna and Willow in Essex.
At a young age, Mark became a very successful International Gymnast competing and performing to a very high-level. Mark accredits his success, to the support of his family, who taught him that with determination and hard work anything is possible. This exposure at a young age helped develop a work ethic, keen focus, and a drive to be successful. His life experience is diverse, from being an International Gymnast, to a retail launch team at Somerfield, to a Special Constable for Kent Police.
It was time at Hand Media where he really lit his passion for building lasting relationships. He successfully developed key relationships globally, within the Fire and Security market, winning business and contributing to the successful long running of various publications. As well as igniting Marks’s passion for sales, this role also contributed to his love of travel, as he got to travel most of the world visiting Asia, United States of America, and the Middle East.
In the last part of Mark’s media chapter, he went on to work for Noble House Media, which was acquired by Future Plc. Taking an industry facing, global leadership role, which lasted for an over decade across Future PLC’s, technology vertical with brands such as TechRadar, T3 and What Hi-Fi? He also led the UK Mobile Industry’s most coveted prize, The Mobile industry Awards, including Power 50 (crowning the Industries Person of the Year) as well as running Shop Idol (UK’s only Nationwide search for the best mobile salesperson).
This role enabled Mark to navigate around the ever-changing global landscape, where he went on to create many meaningful debates, launches and initiatives. Helping him to build relationships with some of the most influential leaders and executives globally.
In his role at Genuine Solutions, as Associate Strategic Partnerships Director, he looks forward to developing true sustainable partnerships, with innovation, insight, and impact at the heart to everything he does.