Jessica Wilkinson and
Anna Varley Jones

Manchester’s Weber Shandwick has promoted two of its senior management team.

Jessica Wilkinson, recently named marketing and PR professional of the year at the Manchester Young Talent Awards, has been promoted to associate director to lead the corporate team.

Anna Varley Jones was promoted to associate director consumer marketing and heads up the consumer team at the Castlefield office.

MD and chair English regions & Wales, Jo Leah said: “Our industry has entered a new era and we have evolved to meet the changing needs of our clients. Anna and Jessica’s promotions highlight the multi-skilled, creative and dynamic leaders we need to future-proof our team.

“They have both played an integral role to the growth of their respective portfolios within the agency, and have been instrumental in pushing the agency to its most successful year to date.”

The company made the announcement as it celebrates its most successful year in a 17-year history with year-on-year revenue growth of 10% and significant account wins including Bernard Matthews, Better Retailing, National Trust and Lasenby Knox.