Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees – Ruby Bhattal and Patrick Limb, QC. 

Ruby Bhattal

Ruby is head of communications and marketing at Nottingham City Council with over twenty years multi sector experience. Ruby grew up in Nottingham and is passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives through her work and interests.  Helping set up the first Local Authority owned not for profit energy company is among her work.  Ruby is also a lecturer for Strategic Marketing at Nottingham Trent University Business School, chartered marketer and fellow with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has enjoyed serving on other national and regional boards. 

Patrick Limb QC

Patrick is a barrister, who was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2006, and is currently Head of Ropewalk Chambers. He has served on the Boards of a number of other voluntary organisations, and his paternal roots are strongly tied to Nottinghamshire. Patrick has a keen interest in writing and local history and is currently writing a biography of another Nottingham-based barrister, Capt. F C Dietrichsen.

 The Board and staff at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Trust would like to welcome Ruby and Patrick. The Chair of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, David Belbin, said: A warm welcome to our new trustees and many thanks to the many very capable people who put themselves forward for these two vacancies. It was inspiring to see how many talented people share our commitment and are willing to give up their time to help our city of literature.”

Ruby said “I’m very pleased to be joining the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Team and looking forward to playing my part in helping take the organisation forward with its exciting plans”.

Patrick said “Nottingham’s literary heritage has already presented opportunities of breadth and depth for the City’s future; I am really delighted to be joining the Board and hope to play my part in making the best of them.”

Ruby and Patrick will both start their tenure with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature on Thursday 7th December 2017.