Accountants and business advisers HURST has recruited Claire Briars as marketing manager.

Briars, from Warrington, previously worked at BT in a variety of senior marketing roles, with stints as a manager in various divisions, including BT Retail.

She has a post-graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a degree in retail marketing.

Claire Briars

Claire Briars

Her role at HURST will see her take responsibility for all marketing communications and events at the firm, which has more than 400 clients across the North West and offices in Manchester and Stockport.

HURST partner Simon Brownbill said: “Claire has extensive blue-chip marketing experience and is a great addition to our team in the newly-created position of marketing manager.

“She will play a key role in communicating with our growing client base and the business community in general, as well as organising our many events aimed at entrepreneurs, business owners and other professional advisers.”

Briars said: “I’m delighted to be joining a firm with such a fantastic reputation. HURST has a superb client list and my new colleagues are recognised as being among the best at what they do.

“I’m looking forward to helping HURST as the firm continues to grow.”