Marketing and Development
Please find below all members of the Living Well Marketing and Development Team.
Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise (VCFSE) Partnership Lead
Evan is Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise (VCFSE) Partnership Lead working across Birmingham and Solihull (BSoL) to consolidate, champion and strengthen the influence of the VCFSE sector. Evan is employed by LWC in a role that covers both LWC Members and all other third sector mental health/wellbeing providers in BSoL.
In early 2021 Evan retired from IBM after a 35-year career in sales, marketing, operations and programme management. Evan is Co-founder and Chair of Cameron Grant Memorial Trust, a mental health awareness and suicide prevention charity established in memory of his son Cameron who took his own life at the age of 21.
An enthusiastic walker, Evan can often be seen around the West Midlands in the company of his 2 daft lurchers. Evan cycles for fun and is a fan of Scottish sport (quite hard) and English beer (much easier). Challenges in recent years - both personal and for fundraising - have included trekking to Mount Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp, cycling Coast to Coast, walking Hadrian’s Wall and walking 100km continuous Ultra Challenges in the Peak District (2021) and in Nidderdale (2022).
Digital Marketing Assistant
Anu Akande is the Digital Marketing Assistant at Living Well Consortium.
She is a creative who delights in crafting content that deeply resonates with the audience. Her passion for content creation stems from her ability to navigate the intersection of creativity and strategy.
After obtaining her degree in Media and Communications, Anu redirected her focus towards a career in digital marketing due to her passion for online platforms. Beyond the realm of digital marketing, she finds joy in all things related to film. An avid storyteller, she is not only passionate about crafting narratives but also deeply engrossed in consuming stories herself.