Leeds agency Acceleris has made a senior appointment to drive the growth and development of its London office.

Sandra Hobson is joining the agency from her current role leading the PR team at Haygarth, part of the RAPP global agency network.

She joins as associate director (London) but will also have other agency-wide responsibilities.

Hobson (centre) with head of PR Louise Vaughan and MD Peter Davenport

Hobson (centre) with head of PR Louise Vaughan and MD Peter Davenport

MD Peter Davenport said: “This appointment is a clear statement of our ambition to develop our London presence. Sandra is a highly experienced and respected PR and communications professional with an impressive track record of achievement.

“That we are able to attract such high calibre recruits is a reflection of the reputation the agency has earned for the high quality, national and international award-winning work we do for clients in the public, private and third sectors across the country and increasingly in Europe.”

On a day-to-day operational basis, Hobson will report to Acceleris board director and head of PR Louise Vaughan.

Hobson said: “There is a real energy and ambition about Acceleris that is evident not just in the work the agency does but in the way it does it. It makes me very excited to be joining the team at this important time in the future growth and development of the agency and I aim to play my full part in achieving those objectives.”

The agency said it will record revenues in excess of £1million by its financial year end at December 31.