King of UCP

Jodie King

A former radio journalist has been appointed as the new marketing, communications & events officer for Unlocking Cornish Potential (UCP).

Jodie King joins UCP having been a freelance newsreader at Pirate FM for the past four years.

She commented: “As a graduate who moved down to Cornwall, I’m really passionate about UCP’s mission to create graduate-level jobs, stem the brain-drain and increase economic prosperity.

“I want to put my journalism experience to good use to tell the county more about all the innovative and inspiring projects our graduates are working on. It’s a huge privilege of the job to be able to go out and meet them and hear all about their achievements.”

Meantime, King’s event-planning skills are already being put to the test as a series of events are in the pipeline, including the Graduate Business Start-Up Open Day on May 4.

She added: “UCP are recruiting again for graduates with fantastic business start-up ideas. This first open day will really test the concept, pick their brains over their motivation as well as offer some fantastic opportunities to meet industry experts and business advisors. It’s a huge challenge to help organise but I’m really enjoying it.”