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.

twentysix search has appointed Stu McGregor in a newly-created role of client services and operations director. He joins from Leeds digital agency Stickyeyes.

Fast-growing hosting company UKFast has appointed Lisa Walton as its first head of legal. Walton joins from rival hosting company ANS.

UTV Media's Signal Radio, which broadcasts across south Cheshire and north Staffordshire, has appointed Mark Wheaton as its new sales director. Wheaton has over 11 years of radio sales experience, with spells at Silk FM, UTV Media (GB) and Wire FM.

Cloud hosting and data centre specialists UKFast has appointed industry veteran Miles Allen as director of critical power. Allen joins from Sudlows, where he managed environments for blue chip, public and private sector clients including the Co-op.

Jonathan Wall has been appointed as controller of BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra. Wall, who will be based at MediaCityUK, has been acting controller of the station since the resignation of Adrian van Klaveren in December.

Leeds agency Principles Research and Strategy has appointed Sarah Tuxford and Kate Wood as account director and director respectively. Tuxford (left in picture), who will head up client projects, joins from Manchester’s Adelphi Research where she led UK and US teams to deliver international qualitative and quantitative projects.

Manchester-based Creative Spark has appointed direct marketing and ecommerce specialist Hannah White as its new managing director. White, who has had spells in the marketing departments of both JJB Sports and Kitbag.com, joins the digital branding agency as it celebrates a decade in business.

Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment (CHFE), the company behind the reborn animation company Cosgrove Hall, has appointed the veteran actor Sir David Jason to its board as it continues to seek up to £2m in equity finance to develop new productions.

Relish Research, with offices in London and Leeds, has promoted Richard brown, head of its Leeds operation, to the position of research director.

MoneySupermarket.com has appointed Clare Francis to the new post of editor-in-chief. Francis was previously head of content at the financial services price comparison website, which has its head office in Chester.

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