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.

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.

Lime Pictures is seeking to boost ratings for the 10th series of The Only Way in Essex by bringing in creative execs from X Factor and rival structured reality show, Made in Chelsea.

DJS Research in Stockport has promoted Charlotte Hamilton to the role of associate director.

Julian Thorpe, formerly the deputy news editor at The Bolton News, has been appointed as the title's new multimedia editor. He succeeds David Crookes who stepped down from the position in April.

Digital agency Bloom has made two senior appointments with the hiring of former Ebuyer managing director Dave Wood as commercial director and Nathan Lane, formerly head of Bell Pottinger’s Leeds office, as its head of 'earned media'.


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