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Achieving the Difference welcomes Jim Gilhooly as a Partner

Posted 18 May 2017 · Add Comment

Achieving the Difference has announced that Jim Gilhooly has joined as a Partner in the practice.

Jim (right) brings a broad understanding of the industry, having started his career as an engineer in the aerospace and defence sector before transitioning into the commercial world of sales and marketing. He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA from the Ashridge Business School.

Jim has a wealth of expertise in aerospace and defence, as a senior manager, including rotary wing, aviation, security and M&A. This has been gained working with a variety of organisations; including the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), AgustaWestland (now Leonardo), Thales, SAAB, BAE Systems and Panasonic Avionics. Within these organisations, Jim was active in driving business growth and strategic direction.

Before Jim joined Achieving the Difference - which helps aerospace and defence sector clients with strategy, market insight and marketing - he worked as a Specialist on the 'High Value Campaigns' flagship programme of the DIT, wheres he liaised closely with UK based organisations to successfully target export opportunities in the Chinese aerospace sector.

Jim also plays an active role in the UK trade association ADS. He is currently a member of the Security Export Focus Group and served on ADS’s Aerospace Export Focus Group, Civil Air Transport Board and Market Development Board.



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