Live Music Now Northern Ireland is delighted to welcome new Chair Malcolm Emery, who takes up the baton from outgoing Chair Norma Sinte.
‘The work of Live Music Now is very close to my heart. I love music and understand the positive feelings that it induces, and have first-hand experience of seeing its therapeutic effects. In my father’s last days he was very restless. We had tried many things to help but nothing seemed to work until we compiled a list of music for him from the 1930’s and 1940’s. The result was instantaneous and positive, and the calming effect was marvellous.
I’m delighted to take up the role of Chair and Trustee in Northern Ireland, and look forward to realising Live Music Now’s ambition to reach more people across Northern Ireland, transforming lives through music.’
Malcolm has 25 years’ experience in business both as an owner and as a manager. In his current job as MD of Radius Energy he manages a business that is centred around guiding business customers through the complexities of energy procurement and energy management. Malcolm also has extensive experience of the charity sector through his time as a director in Rural Support.
Previous experience ranges from: starting and building his own business; managing a food manufacturing business and trebling the turnover; developing a sustainable business model for a charity; running an industry trade body and securing funding for it. One of his recent successes was developing a new business for a group of investors. The outcome was the business secured a 5-year, multi-million pounds contract with Eaga PLC and the sale of the company to Eaga (later to become Carillion Energy Services).
Malcolm has negotiated sales contracts with blue-chip companies such as: the AA, AXA, Sainsbury’s, Home Retail Group (Argos and Homebase), Nationwide Building Society, Tesco, M&S, South West Water, Wessex Water, Maplin, Booker, Scottish Power and the Fane Valley Group.
Malcolm holds an MSc in Agri-Food Business Development and is a member of the CAFRE College Advisory Group. Malcolm is a former Member of the Board of NIFDA (Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association) and a volunteer Business Mentor for the Prince’s Trust.