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.
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.
Martin Bryant has been promoted to editor-in-chief of technology blog The Next Web. Bryant, who was the site's managing editor, is a well-known figure on the Manchester digital scene and is also a co-founder of start-up facility TechHub Manchester.
The University of Salford has poached Paula Barrow from the University of Manchester to be its new director of marketing. Barrow, who was the head of university marketing at Manchester and previously spent nine years as director of marketing and communications at Manchester Business School, will be responsible for brand development, web and social media marketing and international student recruitment.
Manchester-based hosting company Melbourne has appointed an e-commerce specialist to strengthen its commercial team. Amy Shapiro joins Melbourne after four years with menswear boutique Intro, where she was responsible for creating and managing the brand’s online presence.
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.