HCSS Education, one of the UK’s leading education finance specialists, has appointed an experienced school business manager to its school outreach team to help forge strong relationships with schools and academies and provide them with expert financial guidance.
Karen Rudd will join the Macclesfield company as an account manager, where she will be responsible for building long-term relationships with hundreds of schools and academies across the Midlands area, making sure staff have the tools, support and guidance they need to ensure effective financial management.
Boasting over 14 years of experience in the education sector, Karen previously worked as a school business manager at St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, a large Catholic secondary school with over 1,500 students. Prior to this she worked for the Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership, a group of 80 Catholic primary schools, also as the school business manager.
Commenting on her appointment, Karen Rudd said: “I’m very excited to be working with HCSS Education. With my previous experience working in the sector I am looking forward to building strong relationships with schools and academies to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and to grow the HCSS Education network.
“Having worked previously as a school business manager, I have an in-depth understanding of some of the key strategic issues and challenges faced by schools and academies, so will be able to provide customers with financial solutions that truly cater for their needs.”
Howard Jackson, CEO of HCSS Education, said: “We are continually investing in exceptional talent to ensure we can provide the best possible service to all of our customers. Karen has extensive experience working amongst decision leaders in schools and academy chains, so will be integral in building long-lasting relationships with our customers and understanding their unique requirements.”
HCSS Education is making a large investment in its workforce in the coming months after revealing ambitious new growth plans and reporting a 48 per cent increase in turnover. The growth has been fuelled by the company’s investment in developing software, training and consultancy services that benefit the education sector.