The Manchester office of Havas PR UK has been bolstered by the arrival of four new staff.

Oonagh Spence has joined as a senior account manager from Rain Communications in London, where she managed a range of retail accounts including McArthurGlen Designer Outlets, John Lewis and Past Times. Prior to this she headed up the travel account for Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

Heidi Boden takes up the position of account manager, having previously worked for a range of consumer and professional services clients at RMS PR in Altrincham. Her new account portfolio includes Asda, Pets at Home and Vileda.

Two new account executives complete the list. Lucy Turvey is a Public Relations and Media graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, while Victoria Murray graduated in International Business and Marketing at Strathclyde University. Both have completed internships at consumer PR agencies, while Victoria also has experience working in the press office at Havas PR UK client Debenhams.

Agency managing director Brian Beech (pictured) said: “We’ve posted growth yet again this year, which is no mean feat in the current climate and the new additions to the team are going to help us build on that success in 2013.

“I honestly think this is the best team we have had in my time at the agency and I’m really excited at what the year has in store for us.”
The agency now employs 22 members of staff across its Manchester and Edinburgh offices.