Appointments

The Manchester Pet Show has appointed local agency, PurpleCow PR to run the its trade, media and digital publicity strategies.
It’s also announced that Paul Curran, the managing director of Fresh gecko productions will take on the role of event director. The former breakfast show presenter on Absolute Radio and GCap will oversee marketing strategy and growth.

19-year-old Tom Green has been named as the new weekend breakfast show presenter for Capital FM Yorkshire.

He’s previously worked on the 97.4FM Rock FM breakfast show in Preston alongside presenters, Hywel and Jamie and hosted the late night, Sunday Night Chiller for 2 years.

Helen Skelton has announced that she will leave Blue Peter at the end of September. Last week, the former BBC Radio Cumbria and Border Television presenter was revealed as the new host of Football Conference and Women’s Super League at BT Sport.
It means that Blue Peter will have 2 new hosts from next month. In July, newcomer Lindsey Russell was chosen by CBBC viewers to present alongside Barney Harwood and they’ll now be joined at the MediaCityUK studios by Radzi Chinyanganya.

Manchester-based design studio NoChintz has won a new brief off self-catering holiday company Natural Retreats. Cheshire-based Natural Retreats, a long-standing client of NoChintz's interior design team, has appointed its branding division to develop graphics and wayfinding signage for The Inn at John O’Groats.

Manchester-based creative agency The if agency has appointed four new members of staff. In its account management team, Lucy Banks joins from BJL as a senior account manager and will be responsible for client management across a number of the agency’s retained brands including Chef & Brewer and Paddy Power.

Liverpool’s Studio Mashbo is planning on further growth, following a series of client wins and two new appointments.
It’s just launched the new website for bus firm, Network Warrington and redeveloped the online and mobile presence for brand agency, Capitalise in London.

Harrison Woods, a student who was offered investment in his online parking venture by Dragons’ Den duo, Peter Jones and Theo Pathitis, has joined online recruitment company, Hiring-Hub.com.
Manchester-based Woods would turn down the Dragons’ investments, when he secured cash from an alternative, unnamed angel investor.

MediaCityUK-based media services provider dock10 has appointed Emma Riley as head of business development. Riley joins from Sunset & Vine where she was head of production technology. She's previously worked at Mentorn, ITV, BBC and RDF.

Salford City Council has appointed Matt Finnegan as its assistant director for Marketing and Communications: Finnegan saw off 37 other candidates for the post said the official statement.

Julie Gaskell, the former chief executive of Super League club, Widnes Vikings has joined Parker Design in Cheshire.
She will head up its business development as the Northwich-based agency seeks to expand.

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