GMAP Consulting Appoints New Managing Director

GMAP Consulting, the Retail Network Planning and Market Intelligence arm of the Skipton Information Group has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director to lead the business and provide the driving force behind their expansion.

Kirk Dobie joins the business after a highly successful first quarter and at an increasingly exciting time in the development of GMAP. He brings with him a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and valuable expertise, which will help strengthen this rapidly growing and ambitious business.

Most recently Kirk was Head of Marketing Services at Equifax, where he created a successful re-launch of the marketing services business and developed a new and successful data reseller strategy. Previous to that he was Sales and Marketing Director at Experian's Business Strategies Division, where he helped grow the division, from virtual start up in the early 90's into a significant market player across multiple countries. Kirk began his highly successful career with ACNielsen before moving to Experian in 1989.

Kirk comments: "I am delighted to be joining the Skipton Information Group as Managing Director of GMAP Consulting, at a time when they are rapidly developing an enviable reputation for the delivery of innovative data solutions within the Retail Consultancy marketplace, especially in the Automotive and Petrol Forecourt arenas".

"The combined data assets of the Skipton Information Group mean that GMAP's offering can now enable clients in-house retail planners and direct marketers to create a joined up approach to location optimisation, market intelligence and marketing campaign strategies."

Mike Green, Chief Executive, Skipton Information Group adds: "Kirk will be an invaluable asset to the ongoing development of both GMAP and the wider Group and as such will play a significant role in shaping the future success of our business as a whole."

"GMAP Consulting already work with an enviable list of retail clients both in the UK and overseas. The addition of Kirks credentials to our already impressive breadth of experience and cross-sector expertise provides a level of confidence that our clients can truly rely on when making such critical strategic decisions."