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.

Former Real Radio and Radio Aire presenter, Ditchy, has joined Star Radio replacing Tom Davies at Drivetime. While Star North East have said they’re delighted with the new capture, Ditchy admitted on an honest blog post that he didn’t have much choice in the matter.

The journalist and experienced public sector communications manager Smyth Harper, has taken voluntary severance from Manchester city council and is now based with the comms team at the Police and Crime Commissioner in Manchester.

Countdown co-host Rachel Riley is to join the presenting team of the Channel 5 programme The Gadget Show from the summer. She will not however be leaving Countdown.

Kathryn Blacker, the head of public programme at the National Media Museum in Bradford and a former BBC sport exec, has been appointed as Chapter Steward by The Chapter of York, taking on responsibility for the day-to-day management of York Minster's resources and commercial activities and overseeing staff and volunteers.

Ryan Kaye has left CTI Digital in Manchester to become the new head of digital at Liverpool agency Uniform. Kaye, who previously worked at Code Computerlove and Amaze, was CTI’s head of digital strategy.

Journey9 has brought in Sophie Southworth to help the agency grow its client portfolio and pursue new sectors. Southworth is the former UK marketing manager at Qurius and before that was marketing and business development manager at Hill Dickinson LLP.

Steve Kuncewicz, one of the North's best-known intellectual property, media and social media lawyers, has taken up a new role with Bermans. He stepped down from his previous role as's in-house lawyer earlier this year.

Re:Systems, the Derbyshire-based digital communications agency has opened an office in Manchester which will specialise in mobile technology and software. It will be headed up by Nick Gallon, formerly head of mobile platforms at BBC Future Media.

Harrogate-based home shopping channel High Street TV has made two senior appointments to boost its growth. Stephen McCreath will take on the role of international director with Lisa Fawcett becoming product director, taking staff numbers to almost 60.

Nadine Mansfield has joined Jockey Club Racecourses as regional head of marketing in the North West. Mansfield moves from Manchester United, where she was venue marketing manager. She has had previous marketing roles at Manchester Airport, Key 103, BSkyB and British Airways.


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