BT Tradespace expands with strategic appointment
Former eBay market development manager leads innovation
BT Tradespace, the online community and marketplace for UK small and medium-sized businesses, today announced the appointment of Mark Riley as strategic partnership manager. Mark’s role will focus on online distribution and product proposition, as well as driving business development opportunities.
Riley began his career launching his own “dot com” company – champagne-events.com before working for a digital corporate venture at the Arcadia Group. He then moved on to work at Amazon UK, where he looked after the UK Associates programme, and was also part of the original team at YouGov. He has joined BT Tradespace from eBay, where he was the market development manager for Gumtree.com, the UK’s largest free classified web site.
Ivan Croxford, general manager, BT Tradespace, said: “Mark’s impressive body of work in both online development and operations will play a key role in developing BT Tradespace and expanding our customer and partnership opportunities.
“His role is recognition of our continuing commitment to, and investment in, our marketplace and customers. We’re confident he will be a great addition to our management team.”
Mark Riley, strategic partnership manager, said: “I’m looking forward to building on the success of BT Tradespace and the opportunity to work with such an innovative team.”
“As it continues to grow, we aim to enhance the platform and user experience and I’m excited to be a part of that.”
BT Tradespace is a unique and dynamic online community that brings small businesses and individual sellers together with potential customers and partners to do business.
With more than 90,000 businesses already signed up, the service, which is free to join, allows businesses to quickly and easily create and post content on the web and link to complementary businesses.
Each BT Tradespace member’s page includes space for businesses to add blogs, photos, podcasts, contact information, maps, virtual business cards and Click-to-Call, and to join communities – creating a customisable and multi-dimensional site for marketing and interaction.
For more information about BT Tradespace visit www.bttradespace.co.uk.
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