The Engine Room Design in Huddersfield has hired Lesley Gulliver as brand strategy director. Gulliver joins from What Could Be and has previously worked for Onbrand, ZOO Digital Group and her own company, Lesley Gulliver Associates.

Bespoke Internet in Preston has appointed a head of digital and senior web developer as it seeks to “expand service offerings across the UK.”
Gary Bennion has been named head of digital. He previously managed digital strategy and online marketing for office and business supplies firm, Direct365.

Faith PR has expanded into new offices in Birstall, West Yorkshire as it confirms the arrival of Carl Hopkins as commercial director.

Lime Pictures is seeking to boost ratings for the 10th series of The Only Way in Essex by bringing in creative execs from X Factor and rival structured reality show, Made in Chelsea.

DJS Research in Stockport has promoted Charlotte Hamilton to the role of associate director.

Julian Thorpe, formerly the deputy news editor at The Bolton News, has been appointed as the title's new multimedia editor. He succeeds David Crookes who stepped down from the position in April.

Digital agency Bloom has made two senior appointments with the hiring of former Ebuyer managing director Dave Wood as commercial director and Nathan Lane, formerly head of Bell Pottinger’s Leeds office, as its head of 'earned media'.

Merseyside-based tea maker Typhoo has appointed Jeremy Coles as its new marketing director. Coles joins from Dairy Crest, where he had been interim head of marketing in its butters, spreads and margarines department.

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.


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