CandidSky in Manchester has made a number of senior appointments, including a new head of sales and marketing.

Chris Greener, previously of Outgoing, TheEword and Tangerine PR will take up the sales and marketing role. He’ll be joined by Richard Halling, who’s been named as PPC manager.

Halling joins from from MEC, where he worked on the First Group and Absolute Radio accounts. He has also held positions at Amaze and MyClever Agency.

The new SEO manager is Firas Aldalou, who used to run the in-house SEO for Evolution Money. Prior to this he was based in Dubai, running PPC accounts for Sukar and Tahadi.

“It’s been a landmark year for us at CandidSky, we’ve made some really exciting hires that have had an immediate effect on our client roster and further strengthened our first class delivery,” said CandidSky managing director, David Beharall.

“Attracting and retaining the right people is one of the biggest challenges that all agencies face, our philosophy of hiring on cultural fit and raw talent has been central to our success and growth.”

The digital agency has recently established a Manchester base, to service clients including Sage UK, Peninsula Group and NST Group.