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Head of commercial development at the Telegraph, Helen Slater, nominates Kevin Kerrigan, operations director at IPC Electric

Head of commercial development at the Telegraph, Helen Slater,

nominates Kevin Kerrigan, operations director at IPC Electric



Kevin ’Splash’ Kerrigan was Slater’s boss when she joined IPC’s inserts

arm, Innovator, as group head. He had previously served in the Royal

Engineers.



’Kevin was very disciplined, although he insisted on calling trainers

’daps’. He taught me all the principles of marketing and management and

was excellent at building teamwork. He treated people fairly and I think

he took a lot from his experiences in the army. He also took time to

build my self-confidence and encouraged me to apply for a group ad

manager’s job on IPC’s women’s weeklies.



So why ’Splash?’ ’He got his nickname after building a bridge which

collapsed, discharging a number of tanks into the river.’



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