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Written by: Mike Shorthose
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Passing on the baton

During the 22 years we have led Helios, and the 53 issues of ON AIR! published in that time, the editorial baton has been handed from Mike to Nick and back again. Today, for the first time, we wanted to pen a joint message. As you may already have heard, we are stepping down from our executive positions and are moving to consultancy roles in the business.

Helios is in the strongest position it has ever been, with a solid portfolio of clients globally and brilliant and talented staff. We consider this to be the ideal time to pass the baton of leadership to a new management team led by Dr Claire Davies, and the editorial baton with it.

Having lived and breathed Helios since 1996, in some senses it feels like the end of an era. However, it is also the start of an exciting new period under the direction of a fantastic new leadership team, who are focused on delivering value for clients and stakeholders and supporting employees.

We have been privileged to work alongside such inspiring people and look forward to stepping back from our day-to-day management roles to focus on consulting on major projects. We wish Claire and the rest of the management team the very best in their new roles and we're sure that clients and colleagues alike will offer their warm congratulations. Thank you all for your support over the years. As we will now have more time for project work, we hope to see you sometime soon!

With best wishes,

Mike Shorthose and Nick McFarlane

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