Appointments

UTV Media has appointed Dave Bethell to become the voice of all 13 of its local radio stations.
The two-time Sony Radio Academy Gold award-winner will provide voiceovers for all station imaging, promotions and trailers.

The if agency has brought in former Co-operative Insurance marketing consultant, Sally Stevens.

Previously specialising in direct marketing, Stevens has also worked at Interflora and Amplifon.

Tommy Nagra, the head of television, religion & ethics in Salford is to leave at the end of the year to become head of business development for BBC Birmingham.
It marks a return for Nagra, who started his career at Pebble Mill in the 90s before joining Maverick Television

Leeds-based digital agency Coolpink has three new additions to its team. The appointments follow three new business wins - from The Costcutter Group, luxury knitwear brand Needle, and the online purveyor of meats and grocery products, Farmison & Co.

Lancashire marketing communications consultancy Freshfield has recruited two new executives. Laura Cullen joins Freshfield as PR executive from Altius Group, a specialist brokers in business sale transactions, where she headed up the PR and marketing team.

In the latest reshuffle at Johnston Press, former assistant editor of the The Star in Sheffield, Chris Burton, has been appointed as group editor of South Yorkshire Newspapers.The series of titles includes the Doncaster Free Press, South Yorkshire Times, Epworth Bells and Doncaster Star.

Andrew Lydiatt, the former technical service director at Communisis has joined Sheffield-based marketing communications firm, ProCo.

Lydiatt is credited with helping Communisis move into digital colour printing and in his new senior project management role, he’ll be working on the “smooth integration of new business” and delivering ProCo's “innovative technology solutions.”

Preston creative agency ICG has appointed Graham Walker to the role of senior designer. Walker, who has over 10 years' experience in the creative industry, joins from Manchester’s Hemisphere.

Sunderland football legend, Micky Horswill has joined Sun FM after his “sacking” from Star Radio.
The Black Cats FA Cup hero was originally part of the North East Legends line-up, but claims he was sacked at the end of last season by Malcolm McDonald.

Bauer Media has appointed Graham Bryce to the new position of Group Managing Director across its northern and Scottish stations. In this new role, Bryce will be responsible for what the broadcaster calls its Place Portfolio which includes Key 103, Metro and Clyde 1. 

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