Communisis Sales and Marketing Director joins Adare SEC

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Huddersfield’s Adare SEC has appointed Allan Rowan as its Director of Growth & Client Development.

Rowan joins from Communisis, where he spent almost 6 years, most recently as Sales and Marketing Director. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the Leeds group’s Communisis Activate operation.

In the newly created role, he’ll be responsible for overseeing client relationships, account management and sales activities.

“Like many businesses in our industry, Adare SEC has had to adapt at pace to the economic and cultural changes posed by Covid-19 and the manner in which it has done so has been admirable,” he explained.

“The company’s latest financial results provided Adare SEC with the strong foundations and resilience needed to face this latest challenge head on. This has enabled the business to remain agile and continue to deliver service excellence throughout these current set of circumstances.

“I’ve been impressed at how Adare SEC has introduced new ways of working, developed new technologies and introduced new procedures that our clients can rely on and that we can use as a catalyst for growth. I’m excited to get started and I look forward to helping the business and my colleagues to build on its longstanding heritage and experience.”

In the financial year to 31st October, Adare announced a 52% increase in EBITDA to £5.401m and a £1.7m increase in revenues to £71.4m.

“Allan has a wealth of experience in customer communications and delivering business growth. This newly created role will harness Allan’s expertise and further enable us to continue to delight and inspire our clients whilst providing the highest standards of service excellence,” said Chief Executive Officer, Rachael Nevins.

“Our clients are relying on us for support with their critical communications throughout the challenging circumstances of Covid-19. Our executive team is now stronger than ever and will play an invaluable role in ensuring we continue to meet the same high standards they have come to expect.”

The Huddersfield company employs around 400 people.