Two Senior Appointments Strengthen NBS Team

Posted on the 14 February 2018

Two Senior Appointments Strengthen NBS Team

NBS, the leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools to construction industry professionals has announced they have filled two senior roles to head up their new business development team.

Sascia Elliott, Head of Partnerships and Rowena Wallace, Director of Business Development, will play vital roles in supporting the company’s ambitious growth plans to recruit an entire team, to focus on developing the business in the UK and internationally.

In the newly created roles, Sascia, will be building key partnerships for the company, on a national and global level, while Rowena will be identifying, developing and supporting customer relationships. Key to her role will be to see customer acquisition, revenue growth and wider roll-out and adoption of the NBS product portfolio. Both staff will be based at the company’s head office, at Newcastle’s Old Post Office.

Sascia is a qualified solicitor, with a law degree from Northumbria University. However, early in her career she took an interest in commercial clients and moved out of the law profession into her first commercial role as Sales and Marketing Director for a publications house. After many years in the private sector, Sascia moved to the public sector, with her first role being for the North-East Air Ambulance

During her career Sascia found her passion was to focus on how technology can help the public sector, how to use it to generate income and how to find innovating, new ways of working. Her most recent venture was being part of the team to launch the UK’s first online legal comparison site ‘The Law Superstore’ which was later sold to an investor.

Her experience in commercial roles has been dedicated to helping start-ups and recovering businesses to drive business performance.

Rowena has over 20 years’ experience in business development, working for Johnston Press, Newsquest and The Daily Mail. Her experience in generating revenue growth and winning top tier clients for both start up and established organisations, has made her a talented leader in her discipline.

She has extensive knowledge in building a successful corporate strategy for UK and overseas organisations, understanding business drivers and value selling technologies to drive new business.

Through her leadership and mentoring roles, she has enhanced sales and business development capabilities through rigorous training and long term relationship building.

Sascia said, “I see my role at NBS as the perfect combination of commercial and legal. What attracted me to NBS was its ambition and its global plans to grow the business and how I can help contribute to that. I can’t wait to get started.”

Rowena added “I am looking forward to joining the new team at NBS and supporting them through an exciting time, to ensure it sustains an advantage and develop new business, in the competitive, global market place.

Helen Whitefield, Chief Operating Officer at NBS said,” We would like to welcome Sascia and Rowena to our team. This is a really exciting time for NBS and they have both proven they have the experience to help support our business growth strategy and grow relationships and partnerships in the UK and abroad.”

NBS launched its subsidiary company, NBS Knowledge PTY, in Australia in January 2017 and announced its acquisition of Digicon Information Inc, a Canadian publication and consulting company which provides specification data in Canada and North America.