AFC Group is pleased to welcome Julie Hulme to the senior management team as Commercial Director. She brings with her more than 18 years security and soft services industry experience. Julie will be responsible for managing all aspects of the sales process within the group. After completing a French degree at St Andrews University Julie began her career in sales at Reed Publishing. She then went on to join Reliance Security, undertaking a number of senior sales and sales management roles including Regional Sales Manager, Shopping Centre Account Manager and Key Account Manager. Julie was responsible for securing a number of prestigious accounts and has specific experience of the property sector. Julie then went on to join G4S, as Head of Commercial Sales.
Her most recent position was as a Director of a UK division of a US company specialising in provision of soft services in the shopping centre sector, where she had responsibility for implementing and developing sales and growth strategies. She was responsible for project managing the company’s successful SIA accreditation and securing a number of shopping centre contracts. Julie is a member of the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) Safer Shopping Committee and has also served on the SIA’s Corporate Strategy Standards Committee.
John Roddy Group Managing Director commented ‘We are delighted to welcome Julie to AFC Group; our team has diversified into new sectors during the last five years whilst maintaining our specialism particularly within the retail and property management sectors. Julie’s appointment will assist our strategic growth and allow us to look at alternative sectors further strengthening the AFC Group brand throughout the UK and Ireland.