Appointments

Fast growing cloud-hosting company, UKFast, has appointed Chris Andrews as its director of service.

It’s a return to the Manchester-based firm for Andrews, who left UKFast 6 years ago and has most recently been heading up a specialist technical team at BSkyB to support public Wi-Fi networks.

Weber Shandwick North has created a new position at its Manchester office - head of creativity English regions and Wales.

The role has been designed to inspire creativity within the agency and produce new and innovative ideas for clients.

Cheshire digital agency Blueleaf has added six new members of staff to its team following what it says has been a sharp rise of 40% in turnover over the past couple of years.

John Greenway is to succeed Russell Craig as head of communications at MAG, Manchester Airports group.

Tony Wood, formerly head of digital at Cheshire-based Eden Luxury group, has joined the fast-growing privately-owned online fashion company Boohoo.com.

One Marketing Communications has appointed senior web developer Dave Barnes to its digital team. Barnes, who has previously worked for The Manchester College and a range of agencies across the North West, will be working on projects involving Moduleo, Together Trust, BCG and Unifix.

Label PR has added a new account manager as it completes a move to new offices in Manchester.

PepsiCo has hired a recent Manchester Metropolitan University graduate as its first ever digital director for the UK. Becky Olie, formerly head of online selling for House of Fraser, has been appointed to develop its online sales channels for its UK, Ireland and South Africa markets.

Freshfield in Preston has appointed digital marketing specialist Andy Butler as it aims to expand its full service offering.

Manchester’s Tangerine PR has restructured its senior team with the appointment of Mary Harding. The former senior account director at M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment will take up the role of managing director of Tangerine’s consumer division with immediate effect.

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