Appointments

Gurdev Singh, formerly the group business development director at Communisis, has joined Leeds agency Bloom as a non-executive director. He'll work closely with Bloom's management team, led by CEO Alex Craven.

gyro Manchester has made two new appointments to its senior client services team. Matt Inston joins from McCann Manchester, where he spent six years as an account director working on brands including JD Williams, CrossCountry Trains, Sage, Jacamo and Sport England.

Tracy Eastwood, the former MD of Bauer Media in Yorkshire, is to join Real Radio Yorkshire as managing director. Eastwood left Bauer after 16 years in October after a regional restructure. She originally started her career with Metro Radio Group and held a number of positions within Bauer across the North West and Yorkshire, including station director at Key 103.

Former journalist Chris Marritt has moved from Weber Shandwick to Citypress as an account director. Marritt, who spent six years in journalism with the Press Association and the Daily Mail before joining Weber Shandwick last March, will lead a number of national financial services and corporate briefs.

Diva Creative has recruited 3 more staff, including front-end developer Alasdair Jackson, who’s previously worked on sites for Universal, MTV and Sony.

The Sheffield-based agency is seeking further growth in 2014, following its best ever year.

Rumpus PR has recruited three new members of staff to join its B2B team. Annabel Darby, formerly communications manager at University Hospital of South Manchester, joins as senior account manager. She previously had spells at MC2 and Munro & Forster.

Leeds-based brand consultancy Propaganda has added five new members of staff. Account director Michael Dye joins the business from Publicis Blueprint while project manager Paul Costello moves from Gratterpalm.

Webtise has appointed Chris Pattinson as its new head of digital.

Pattinson joins the Wirral-based agency from Midcounties Co-operative in the West Midlands, where he established and led the company’s digital marketing team.

Ryanair has this afternoon confirmed that Kenny Jacobs, the former head of marketing at Moneysupermarket.com has joined the company as chief marketing officer.

Jacobs starts the new role at the end of January and will take responsibility for group sales, marketing and communications.

Sharon Flaherty, the former head of content, PR and social media at Confused.com has joined rivals Moneysupermarket.com

She told Prolific North that Moneysupermarket approached her to become group head of public relations at the Chester-based firm, a role which now also encompass managing its social media.

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