Appointments and Recruitment News

From new company directors being hired, through to the introduction of new executives, keep an eye on who is making a name for themselves in the North's high-growth sectors.

A former editor of the Manchester Evening News editor, Maria McGeoghan, has joined the BBC as external communications lead at the BBC North base in Salford.

The former deputy editor of the Scotsman has joined ITV Border as its new political editor. It is a new position and follows the expansion of Border into large parts of Southern Scotland.

Following on from the news that Mason Williams has been reappointed as the PR agency handling Tesco's Mum of the Year Awards, the agency has revealed that Coleen Rooney is to be face of the 2014 awards.

Joe McLusky has left his role as a production executive at ITV Studios to join Lime Pictures as head of production at the All3Media-owned indie's non-scripted unit. He reports in to joint managing directors Claire Poyser and Kate Little.

Cube3 has made a series of changes at the top of the agency, which will see Karl Barker moving into the role of CEO as Phil Ogden takes up the managing director position.
Barker has taken on the new mantle to step away from day-to-day management and instead concentrate on the “bigger picture” with a strategic view of the agency.

Bauer Media has made a series of senior appointments across its Place portfolio, including content controllers across the network; a Manchester-based head of news and sport for England.
It’s also brought in former Real & Smooth head of production, Chris Ward.

Jonny Whitehead, head of digital planning & innovation at Carat Manchester, is moving to Australia to take up a new role with global communications agency OMD. The 29-year-old, originally from Bramhall, will be taking up the position of interactive director, based at OMD's Sydney office.

The Engine Room Design in Huddersfield has hired Lesley Gulliver as brand strategy director. Gulliver joins from What Could Be and has previously worked for Onbrand, ZOO Digital Group and her own company, Lesley Gulliver Associates.

Bespoke Internet in Preston has appointed a head of digital and senior web developer as it seeks to “expand service offerings across the UK.”
Gary Bennion has been named head of digital. He previously managed digital strategy and online marketing for office and business supplies firm, Direct365.

Faith PR has expanded into new offices in Birstall, West Yorkshire as it confirms the arrival of Carl Hopkins as commercial director.

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