Mel Thornton

Head of Careers and Employability (BIMM Group)

Mel Thornton is Head of Careers & Employability for BIMM Group, negotiating industry partnerships with some of the UK's biggest record companies, publishers, agents, promoters and trade organisations in the UK to ensure that every possible opportunity is available for BIMM students.  Mel also looks for the best business talent for employer partners and ensures that students are ready to join the music industry after engaging with a wide range of careers support, industry mentoring and work experience.

She brings to the role over 20 years’ experience, first working in press at major labels, and as Head of Press at a digital PR agency, before setting up her own PR company. Each of these roles involved training a large number of young interns which is where a passion started for teaching, training and professional development.

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