Big changes at WMDL
THEY say a change is as good as a holiday, and who better to take that advice on board than Whitsundays Marketing and Development Limited?
The industry body recently welcomed a fresh face in partnership specialist David Gibson, and will on Monday move into a new home - 1/5 Carlo Dr, Cannonvale.
Operations and economic development manager Denise Kreymborg said ditching their digs in Jubilee Pocket was about doing more to promote the region.
"With our new premises in Cannonvale having greater connectivity, WMDL will be able to improve access, improve efficiency and provide a higher level service experience," she said.
"The new location is in closer proximity to all of the Whitsundays business community across Airlie Beach, Proserpine, Bowen and Collinsville, and will greatly improve access to our services."
Ms Kreymborg said while the office set up and landline phone connections are taking place, WMDL staff can still be contacted via email and mobile.
Mr Gibson, who took over his role at the end of October, is similarly an asset to a better WMDL.
The new man on the job said he was here to get things done.
"I'm passionate about business development and I enjoy seeing local businesses working together to achieve objectives," he said.
"At the end of the day, I want to ensure that all of our local businesses understand how to extract maximum value from their partnerships."
Mr Gibson first visited the Whitsundays as a child, returning in 2010 to take over a store manager position.
Coming to WMDL after five years at Telstra, Mr Gibson received some high praise from board chairman Jim Elder.
"I am confident that his experience and passion for the region will make a significant contribution to WMDL's continued growth and success across both the economic development and tourism sectors," he said.
"In his role, Mr Gibson will be responsible for ensuring a stable and growing base of support for WMDL and will contribute to the organisations strategic objectives."