After narrowly losing his seat as the MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, Stephen Lloyd was one of many former parliamentarians looking for a fresh challenge after May’s general election.
However, it hasn’t taken the popular politician very long to re-start his career in business after being appointed business development director at West End, an international event, broadcast, multi-media communications and exhibition company based in Eastbourne.
Under the stewardship of CEO Graham Power, West End boasts a team of 40 and an international client portfolio that extends across the world.
The specialist creative agency works across many highly regulated sectors, particularly ethical healthcare, finance and corporate communications.
Graham said, “We are all delighted Stephen has agreed to join us. His proven track record of delivering results, his hard working principles and his focus on creating and building solutions represents a perfect match for West End.”
Stephen spoke in 164 debates during his time as MP and asked the Prime Minister and other Government Ministers over 160 questions.
He launched the 100 Apprentices in 100 Days scheme and dealt with a caseload of more than 45,000 issues raised by constituents.
Stephen said, “Politics is all about winning people’s hearts and minds by conveying ideas clearly and with passion, and that’s very much what West End does. A big part of what I loved about being an MP was being able to solve people’s problems. The difference with West End is that we find solutions to corporate challenges rather than personal ones.”
Stephen, who lives in Old Town, was a business development director of on-line customer engagement specialists The Grass Roots Group PLC before turning to front line politics.
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