North East marketing agency, Press Ahead, has made 2 senior appointments, following its buy-out earlier this year.

Alan Dickinson, the former regional advertising director with Trinity Mirror and magazine director at Business Magazine Group, has been named as non-executive director.

He is joined by new marketing and communications director, Esme Flounders.

“I am delighted that Esme and Alan have joined the team.  Both bring specialised knowledge to the business and complement the business strategy of investing in talented people.  As a business, we are continually investing in our people skills and strengthening our offering,” said managing director, Kieron Goldsborough.

“Esme brings a wealth of marketing communication knowledge having worked on numerous re-brands, marketing and content strategies. Alan has vast knowledge of print, digital and event platforms, which will allow him to contribute significantly to the shaping of Press Ahead’s client campaigns.”

Dickinson, who specialised in developing commercial relationships across the North East and Yorkshire, will be working to enhance the agency’s presence in the region and beyond.