Two appointments bring six languages
New recruits: Charlie Stroe and Zafar Jamati
Growth creates employment in Stafford business
Charlie Stroe and Zafar Jamati have joined international technical PR agency Stone Junction to help the company cope with a number of new client wins. Between them, Jamati and Stroe bring six languages and two diverse backgrounds to the team.
After obtaining a BSc in Business Information Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University, Jamati, 24, went on to graduate from an MBA in International Business from Staffordshire University Business School. He is originally from Stoke-on-Trent and is a fluent speaker of Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.
Before joining Stone Junction, Jamati entered the professional world in an administration role and then moved on to work as an advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Here he discovered his passion for working with people and the local community.
In order to develop his skills as an analyst, Jamati then joined an agency, where he coordinated projects for the Longton Avia Truck company and the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies at Staffordshire University.
Stroe, 26, graduated from an undergraduate degree in Communication and PR, before obtaining an MA in Communication, Culture and Media from Coventry University. She is a fluent speaker of Spanish, French and Romanian and has gained relevant PR and marketing experience in several European countries.
As a PR officer for the ACT Theatre, her responsibilities mainly focused on event management and media relations. Meanwhile her role as Cultural activities and press assistant in the Contemporary Art Centre in Malaga allowed her to expand her skills in social media management and content creation.
Jamal and Stroe have already started working on several Stone Junction projects and are looking forward to identifying and pursuing new business opportunities.
"As a technophile and a creative person, I believe Stone Junction is the perfect place to use technology and innovation as PR tools in original and inventive ways," says Jamati. "I am extremely excited about becoming a part of this team and I look forward to the projects which Stone Junction is planning in the near future."
"I'm very confident that these two new team members can improve our international technical PR service," explained Richard Stone, managing director of Stone Junction. "We now have nine fluent languages in house and a network of technical translators that allows us to reach nearly any market across the globe on behalf of our clients."
Meet the team
After obtaining a Master's degree in Applied Communication from Coventry University, Charlie moved to Spain, where she worked as a PR assistant for the Contemporary Art Centre in Malaga. She has also worked as a PR officer for the ACT Foundation, which was the first independent theatre in Bucharest. Before moving to Stone Junction, Charlie worked for Oracle in the customer referencing department. Charlie loves books and languages and could talk for hours in French, Spanish and Romanian or for a few minutes in German.
Junction has been going from strength to strength, building up its
client base and championing the achievements of technical and
engineering firms, some of which are in Staffordshire."
Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council