Ahoy has started to rebuild, after losing a number of senior staff and being bought out of administration.

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Ahoy goes into administration after 6 staff leave

The Stockport agency has brought in DS.Emotion’s former creative director, Tom Heaton, who joins in the same role. Prior to that he spent 7 years at Raw.

It’s also recruited account director, Matt Smith, from Byte Resources. He’s previously worked at True North and Design Bridge.

Copywriter, Lorrie Hartshorn and front-end developer, Matthew Mcclatchie have also joined up.

“It’s been really refreshing process. Historically, we have had a very low turnover of staff but, with some managers moving on, it’s allowed me to approach people who have been on my radar for a while,” explained managing director Mark Stringer.

“It has also allowed more junior staff to successfully step forward into more prominent roles in the agency. With a number of new client wins in the bag, and amazing new work coming out of the studio, the confidence is incredibly high.”