Chris Marsden wins Business Newcomer Of The Year

York businessman wins award

York businessman wins award

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A YORK man who set up a media business after being unable to find work has won an award.

Chris Marsden, a former DJ, won Business Newcomer Of The Year in Pitman Training’s super achievers awards.

Judges Jacqueline Gold, chief executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, celebrity PA Josephine Green and The Apprentice finalist Claire Young, said Chris, 36, from Haxby, won thanks to his determination to find work after being made redundant, and his resourcefulness in setting himself up along a new career path.

Chris decided to set up Definitive Media, which helps local businesses with media guidance and marketing activity, after struggling to find work as a presenter or voiceover artist.

He said: “I love interacting with people on a personal level to help the businesses I work with maximise their results.

“Providing for my wife and children are my biggest motivations, but also helping local businesses survive, thrive and together come out of the recession smiling is something that drives me.

“I feel passionately about supporting others through this recession, as someone who has been made redundant and had to find a new career.

“I really find my new job very rewarding.”

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9:15am Tue 1 Jan 13

typhoon75 says...

Is this the same Chris that used to be on Minster fm in a morning????, wish he was still on air cos i cant stand that james watt that they brought back!!!!!!
Is this the same Chris that used to be on Minster fm in a morning????, wish he was still on air cos i cant stand that james watt that they brought back!!!!!! typhoon75
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9:22am Tue 1 Jan 13

eeoodares says...

I remember him, he was really good.
I remember him, he was really good. eeoodares
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10:41am Tue 1 Jan 13

Oncebitten says...

typhoon75 wrote:
Is this the same Chris that used to be on Minster fm in a morning????, wish he was still on air cos i cant stand that james watt that they brought back!!!!!!
You aren't forced to listen turn it over or off!!
[quote][p][bold]typhoon75[/bold] wrote: Is this the same Chris that used to be on Minster fm in a morning????, wish he was still on air cos i cant stand that james watt that they brought back!!!!!![/p][/quote]You aren't forced to listen turn it over or off!! Oncebitten
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8:20pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Night Moves says...

I've worked with Chris, he is a true professional and deserves all the success he gets.
I've worked with Chris, he is a true professional and deserves all the success he gets. Night Moves
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6:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

RobbieBurnsMusic says...

I know Chris from meeting him last year and he is a truely amazing bloke. I know he worked for Minster FM, Viking FM and dozens of other stations and runs the business of radio production and voice over work and would like to congratulate him on his success! Well done Chris!
I know Chris from meeting him last year and he is a truely amazing bloke. I know he worked for Minster FM, Viking FM and dozens of other stations and runs the business of radio production and voice over work and would like to congratulate him on his success! Well done Chris! RobbieBurnsMusic
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6:46pm Tue 8 Jan 13

RobbieBurnsMusic says...

I mean truly not truely
I mean truly not truely RobbieBurnsMusic
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