Gary Robinson Communications is delighted to announce that Charlie Raemakers has joined the family business GRC.
Charlie is the niece of partners Gary Robinson and Dermot Whyte and is extremely well-placed to be the first to join the family media business.
Charlie first started ‘working’ in the radio industry at an early age. She would regularly help out in the studio at radio Tay, answering the phone, helping to collect music from the music library (back before the days of digital catalogues!) and making cups of tea for the then breakfast show presenter – Gary Robinson.
And so began her love for Radio. She would go on to study Radio Broadcasting at college, however she decided fairly quickly that behind the scenes work and helping with the running of a station was where her interests lie, rather than being on air.
In 2005 she joined Gary at Vibe 105-108 FM in East Anglia in her role as Personal Assistant to the MD & Programme controller. She enjoyed her incredibly diverse role and the challenges of assisting with the day to day running of the station.
Charlie has spent recent years raising her family. In that time she retrained as a Natal Hypnotherapy Practitioner. She ran 2 day courses for couples coaching them to use self hypnosis for child birth and she was the first practitioner to set up a Natal Hypnotherapy franchise in Scotland.
In 2009 the family would move to the Netherlands. The first couple of years in the Netherlands were spent focusing on raising her family, blogging and learning the language which she now speaks fluently.
Eventually she would go on to nurture one of her other passions, Photography. She went on to complete a course at The Fotoacademie in Amsterdam and in 2014 Charlie set up a wedding, family and lifestyle photography business based in the Netherlands, which she still runs today. The highlight of her photography career to date was shooting a 3 day wedding in the Tuscan mountains.
Charlie joins Gary Robinson Communications in 2016 as Associate Director, bringing with her a lifetime of passion for the media industry and she looks forward to using her skills and experience to enrich the team at Gary Robinson Communications.