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Gina Long MBE

Gina Long

Gina Long MBE

Having devoted over 40 years as a voluntary fundraiser and charity campaigner, Gina was awarded an MBE for services to the charity sector in December 2015. Gina has raised over £4 million for national and regional charities and started her own charitable foundation, GeeWizz.

Starting her successful media and communications career regionally, it would eventually take her around the world. She became a global entrepreneur and lived in California for five years running her company Unique Event Products. 

Upon returning to England, Gina recognised a gap in the UK advertising market, identified Roundabouts, placed strategically throughout the UK, as the perfect platform for a new advertising media. She founded Marketing Force, now the UK's market leader in roundabout sponsorship.

She became Head of Communications at Hutchinson Whampoa Ltd, working with the Executive Team and leading Marketing and Communications for Hutchison Westports and their ports globally, going on to Head of Communications at BT Exact, working with the CEO and Executive Board. Gina then created a mobile phone content business called Celebrity Messages, which became a global enterprise.

Gina regularly contributes articles for Archant newspapers and magazines, including the East Anglian Daily Times and Eastern Daily Press, interviewing successful business and interesting people through the region, along with championing entrepreneurs.