Manchester agency Return has appointed Dan Beckett as sales director.  

The Bolton-headquartered company posted total revenues of £368m, up 13% year on year, with a group adjusted EBITDA loss of £6.3m, against a £1.5m profit last year.

The agency was selected after a competitive pitch process.

Northern Stars

Ten of the North of England’s most promising tech start-ups have been crowned Tech North’s Northern Stars at a ceremony in Manchester.

Tech North has announced that its director, Richard Gregory is to take a more strategic role.

Alex Duthie, the former senior SEO manager at McCann Connected has joined Custard.

CandidSky has recruited a digital strategist and SEO specialist as part of its growth plans.

Unilad, one of Facebook’s most popular pages appears to have disappeared from the social media platform.

A start-up, which manufactures leather booster seats for the luxury and supercar sector, has appointed Twentyone.

Each Friday in The Wrap, one of the North’s leading media and creative figures will be giving us their take on the news covered by Prolific North over the last seven days.

This week it’s the turn of James Crawford, Managing Director of PR Agency One.


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