Journey9 has brought in Sophie Southworth to help the agency grow its client portfolio and pursue new sectors.
Southworth is the former UK marketing manager at Qurius and before that was marketing and business development manager at Hill Dickinson LLP.

Steve Kuncewicz, one of the North's best-known intellectual property, media and social media lawyers, has taken up a new role with Bermans. He stepped down from his previous role as's in-house lawyer earlier this year.

Re:Systems, the Derbyshire-based digital communications agency has opened an office in Manchester which will specialise in mobile technology and software.
It will be headed up by Nick Gallon, formerly head of mobile platforms at BBC Future Media.

Harrogate-based home shopping channel High Street TV has made two senior appointments to boost its growth. Stephen McCreath will take on the role of international director with Lisa Fawcett becoming product director, taking staff numbers to almost 60.

Nadine Mansfield has joined Jockey Club Racecourses as regional head of marketing in the North West. Mansfield moves from Manchester United, where she was venue marketing manager. She has had previous marketing roles at Manchester Airport, Key 103, BSkyB and British Airways.

Law firm Slater Heelis has appointed Claire Palmer as its new marketing manager. Palmer, formerly of full service marketing agency Avenue Graphic Design Ltd and the Manchester United Foundation, will be responsible for a wide range of marketing communications including advertising, website development, social media and events.

Liverpool agency USP Creative has hired multiple D&AD award-winner Simon Broadbent as its new creative director. Broadbent, who has 25 years' experience in the creative industry, has previously worked at TBWA and Connectpoint, working with clients including Matalan, Next and The Co-operative.

Jonathan Dodds has been promoted to editor at the Buxton Advertiser and Peak Courier. Previously a reporter, Dodds has been at the paid weekly Advertiser and the freesheet Courier for 13 years.

Rob Parsons has joined the Yorkshire Post as crime correspondent having left his previous job as a reporter on the London Evening Standard.
Across at the title's evening sister paper, Aisha Iqbal, previously a senior reporter on the Yorkshire Evening Post, has changed roles and is now the paper's consumer affairs reporter with a remit to cover stories both in Yorkshire and across the UK.

Motionlab has promoted former head of design, Dave Ellams, to the role of creative director.
It means that current creative director and chief executive, Simon Iredale will take on a more “strategic role.”


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