Leeds-based agency Shackleton PR has brought in two new members of staff after exceeding its first-year target by 20% after just six months of trading.

Tom Clark

Tom Clark

Thomas Clark moves from Lakestar McCann to take up the post of senior account manager, while broadcast journalism graduate Beth Nunnington becomes an account executive.

Owned by Epiphany, Shackleton’s client wins include travel website On the Beach and cost comparison site PriceSpy.co.uk.

Chris Hughes, head of PR and social media, said: “The first six to 12 months can be difficult for new start-up businesses, so we’re really pleased to have seen such rapid growth in a very short time.

“As we continue to grow, new recruits like Thomas and Beth are adding to our talent pool and helping us to further enhance the skills and expertise on offer to our clients.”


Beth Nunnington

Speaking about his new role, Clark said: “Every client has a different strategy and objective, so I’m hoping my experience in social media, SEO and content creation can benefit the agency and ensure we always deliver on those targets.”

Nunnington added: “It’s great to see our base of skills growing as we take on more clients, and I hope that my journalism background, combined with five years’ experience in social and interactive media, puts us in a great position to keep delivering for them.”