Graham Burt comes out of retirement for Sensevents role

Former Grass Roots head of business development Graham Burt is returning to the events industry after retiring in 2009, and taking on the role of chairman at Sensevents.

Graham Burt comes out of retirement for Sensevents role
Graham Burt comes out of retirement for Sensevents role

The 12-strong agency, which specialises in employee engagement, change management and leadership events for public sector clients including the NHS, is aiming to broaden its remit by targeting the corporate sector.

Sensevents founder Rebecca Howard has brought Burt on board to target corporates with a new range of teambuilding concepts. His other responsibilities include providing strategic direction and mentoring.

Burt said: "It’s great to be back and with such a forward-thinking agency. I was intrigued by the fact that Sensevents is the only agency registered as a social enterprise and excited by these new team-building activities, which take employee engagement to a truly emotional level with clever links through to the third sector.

"In all my years of involvement in motivation and communication events I have never seen anything as innovative as this." He added that he will continue his work as a corporate ambassador for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Burt left Grass Roots in August 2009 after spending 20 years with the company.

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