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.

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'.

Merseyside-based tea maker Typhoo has appointed Jeremy Coles as its new marketing director. Coles joins from Dairy Crest, where he had been interim head of marketing in its butters, spreads and margarines department.

Beattie Communications has added two new staff to its Leeds team. The PR agency, which also has a Manchester office, has appointed Michael Sargood and Matthew Fraser as account manager and PR assistant in two newly created roles.

One of the longest serving news editors in commercial radio has been named radio news editor-in-chief of Bauer Media.
Key 103’s John Pickford takes up the newly created role to oversee news strategy and delivery across Bauer’s Place Portfolio.

Sara Wilde McKeown, the MD of Paver Smith and former commercial managing director of Trinity Mirror Regionals has taken on a new role as chair of Liverpool City Region’s Visitor Economy Board.

The newly formed body has been set up to replace the Visitor Economy Committee and acts as the region’s official tourist board.

As A-Level results get released today and the fight for top University places gets going, it’s worth noting that a number of PR and marketing agencies are now offering apprenticeships as an alternative to University.

Tangerine PR in Manchester is currently running the country’s “first industry-led” social media apprenticeship and Manchester Digital has just teamed up with the National Apprenticeship Service to create 450 apprentice roles in the next 2 years.

David Brindley, the director behind One Born Every Minute and upcoming series Educating Yorkshire, has joined the factual commissioning team at Channel 4. Brindley joins from Twofour Broadcast where he is currently series producing and directing Educating Yorkshire, which airs on Channel 4 from next month.

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