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.

Andy Mihalop, head of digital for Chester-based, has moved to MediaCom as the agency's new head of biddable media. In the newly formed role, Mihalop will oversee search and programmatic buying across the agency, reporting to head of digital Stefan Bardega.

Warren Butcher, the former managing director of Trinity Mirror’s North West and North Wales operations has returned in a similar role, at Johnston Press. He's been named managing director of its North West and Isle of Man region.

Susan Black has been named Liverpool Football Club's new director of communications.

She joined the club as head of internal communications in 2011, but since November and the departure of Jen Chang, Black has been running both its internal and external communications, on an interim basis.

Leeds agency, Brass, has recruited Paul Williams to be its new account director. He joins from East Coast Mainline, where for the last 5 years he’s been media and communications manager.

George Hinton, the new editor of the Ilkley Gazette and Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer says he’s looking to bring about new developments at the newspapers. The 34-year-old has been based in Yorkshire for much of his life, taking a reporter job at the Ripon Gazette after a short stint in London.

Vinney Ashurst, the man behind Morrison’s award-winning Let’s Grow campaign, has joined Blue Chip Marketing as its head of shopper marketing. He will take charge of the Manchester agency’s planning function while embedding a “deeper understanding of the shopper and retailer into every campaign the agency creates.”

Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment continues to add its its influential executive team, with the arrival of Sir Eric Peacock and chairman.

With more than 40 years in the consumer and industrial sectors, Sir Eric sits on the board of companies including Buckley Jewellery, Halo International and Stage Technologies.

Paul Smith, the former head of communications at Creative England, has joined the Manchester Chamber of Commerce in a new role as its head of comms. Stella Bowdell has also joined the management team at the Chamber as head of membership.

Following his promotion in March 2012 to deputy MD, Brother UK, the information, communication and technology manufacturer, has today confirmed the appointment of Phil Jones as its managing director.

Ben Hatton has been named managing director of Trinity Mirror’s Digital Marketing Services network. He will remain managing director of Rippleffect, but the new role will see him assume responsibility for the growth and development of Trinity’s digital marketing.


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