This message appeared in out email in-box this morning (UK time)…

Dear Respected Colleagues and Friends,
 
Effective immediately, I am no longer employed by WinScribe. I resigned my position in order to pursue new endeavors. I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with and learn from each and every one of you. Please contact Richard McLean, Chairman, for any needs you may have. He will direct you to the appropriate point of contact within WinScribe to assist you with your needs.
 
I wish you all the best and much success in the New Year!
 
Sincerely,
 
Amy Clevidence
Global Marketing Operations Manager
WinScribe

Comment: Amy's departure from Winscribe should not be under-estimated as she was (in our  experience) the only person in an organisation that operates globally to have any real understanding of marketing and media relations – and to also appreciate that the company needed to seriously raise its marketing game if it was to ever compete with Bighand. For example, despite the fact there are more Winscribe digital dictation users out there (globally, we're not talking law offices only) and that Winscribe was frequently first to the market with products and innovations (the renewed interest in speech recognition technology being the latest example) it was continually out-spun by Bighand and left looking like the also-ran.