Appointments and Recruitment News

Read and discover the very latest business and commercial appointments with Prolific North. From new company directors, through to the introduction of new executives, find out all the latest recruitment and appointment news across the North including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

Andy Wood

Altrincham animation studio Factory has announced the appointment of creative industries champion Andy Wood as its first chairman.

Alex Gandhi

Newcastle-based healthcare marketing communications agency Onyx Health has welcomed Alex Gandhi back as Account Director as part of plans to steer the agency through the COVID-19 crisis.

The Fifth

The Fifth, the full-service influencer marketing and talent agency backed by News UK, has announced the appointment of LADbible’s Sam Coleman as Commercial Director.

Mike Sprot, Chief Financial Officer at Sheffield's Jaywing, has stepped down to pursue other interests.

Cloud computing company iomart has hired Reece Donovan, previously CEO at Newcastle's Nomad Digital, as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Shirelle Grant has been named as the new Chief Operating Officer of AI and machine learning organisation, Third Foundation.

New Statesman

David Ottewell, who was Reach PLC’s Head of Data Journalism for seven years, has taken up the same role with the New Statesman Media Group and will be recruiting for roles in Manchester and London.

Andrew Lowdon, formerly of Jaywing and Epiphany, has joined 43 Clicks North as its new head of strategy.


Channel 4’s new daytime commission, The Steph Show, has hired three key staff from the BBC ahead of its launch this spring.

Sean Anstee, the former Leader of Trafford Council, has joined local government relations company, Cratus Communication


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