Team Building Firm Bluehat UK appoint Chairman

23rd September 2010

Dominic Riley, formerly Managing Director of Hawksmere one of the UK's largest management training companies has joined the award-winning team building specialist Bluehat UK as Chairman.

Bluehat are currently experiencing strong growth as clients recognise the positive impact of high quality teambuilding events that focus on delivering a specific outcome within a learning and development or communications programme.

"I am very excited to be joining Bluehat UK, one of the best companies in the industry. They are widely known and respected for the quality, originality and creativity of their events. I have been hugely impressed with the team and look forward to helping them increase the size of the business and win, retain and grow many more happy customers."

Dominic delivered a period of strong growth at Hawksmere and led the sale of the business to The Washington Post Group/Kaplan in 2008. He has since been working with several Private Equity firms.

In a marketing focused career Dominic launched bbc.co.uk in 1997 and was founder and Managing Director of handbag.com, the UK's leading community for women online which was sold to Hearst Media Corporation in 2005. Dominic is also a founder and remains a non-exec Director of Wildfire, the word of mouth marketing agency which is now part of WPP plc.

Bluehat Managing Director, Tim Shepley, says: “We are very privileged to be working with Dominic whose experience will be a great asset to our business and to the events that we create for our clients.”