HAVING over 13,200 visitors through its door since its grand re-opening in late August 2009, Gunsgreen House has become a popular tourist hotspot, so much so that its trust has now appointed an events and promotions officer.
Kara ter Morsche from Berwick, arrives at the famous mansion house after leaving her advertising and marketing position at The Whole Caboodle creative agency in Harrogate.
“It’s such a fantastic position I’ve been given,’ said Kara, whose post is part funded by the Scottish Government and European Community Scottish Borders LEADER 2007–13 Community Programme.
“Gunsgreen House is a fantastic, flourishing place and the amount of potential it has for further events and involvement is very exciting.’
Kara achieved a BA(Hons) in Fashion Journalism from the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom, and gained great experience working at various PR companies and magazines in London, including national glossy More! Magazine, before embarking on her career in marketing.
She said she is passionate about applying the skills she obtained in London and Harrogate to her new role, adding: “It’s fantastic to be able to give back to the area I’m from. I have learnt a lot and have so many ideas for the development of the house; I can’t wait to get my teeth into it.’
Simon Furness, the chairman of Gunsgreen House Trust, commented: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint Kara. She will bring a great deal of energy and expertise to the work of the trust.”
Already a well thought of historical house, Gunsgreen will be increasing its involvement with weddings and other events, as well as education and training.
The house is hosting a chamber music concert this Saturday, October 1 and a Murder Mystery evening on Saturday, October 29. A Christmas event, and a number of weddings and other events are also in the pipeline for the coming months.