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Claire Eason-Bassett

Maths may not be an obvious subject to go hand in hand with event management, but the director of a Cornish company is showing how a head for numbers can build a successful business.

Director of Truro-based Event Cornwall, Claire Eason-Bassett, has been named as an ambassador for STEM: a national scheme celebrating academic backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Eason-Bassett, who graduated from the University of York with a BSc (Hons) in mathematics, was put forward as a STEM ambassador by Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership.

She said: “My maths degree is a huge advantage in my job. I’m comfortable playing with numbers and budgets and can use logic to make effective and quick decisions.

“Maths is a great building block and can enable you to leap into almost anything. It gives you core skills that are useful in any career.”

STEM ambassadors are volunteers who promote their skills to young learners and actively encourage them to enjoy science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.

To find about more about STEM Ambassadors, contact Rachel Delourme, 01209 615070, rdelourme@cornwall.gov.uk.

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