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Former Lloyds and NatWest director to chair Fantastic Media

Leeds-based strategic marketing agency Fantastic Media has appointed Dave Moore as non-executive chairman as it looks to target £3m turnover by 2026.

Moore is a former growth and structured finance director at Lloyds Bank, commercial banking director at NatWest, and founder of corporate planning and advisory consultancy, North View Advisory (NVA).

Fantastic Media reported its best ever year in December with multiple new clients coming on board from across the UK and Europe and 26 per cent growth in overall revenue to £1.65m. In January, Fantastic Media acquired Faith Brand Communcations for a six-figure sum to bolster its in-house PR and content offering.

As non-executive chairman, Moore will leverage his 46 years’ relationship management experience in the banking industry working with high-growth businesses to strengthen Fantastic Media’s client-centric and insights-driven approach.

In addition to guiding strategic initiatives, he will collaborate closely with the directors and senior leadership team to support and challenge them as well as helping to optimise business development strategies, elevate client experiences and maintain industry leadership.

Andrew Hobson, founder and co-owner of Fantastic Media, said: “Dave will be a fantastic addition to our team, and I am confident that his skills and values align perfectly with those of Fantastic Media. Dave will bring his incredible energy, financial rigour and expertise within high growth businesses to the table, supporting our team to implement strategies that will enable us to reach our growth goals.”

Moore added: “I am excited to join the Fantastic Media team at such a pivotal time for the agency, following its recent growth and acquisition of Faith Brand Communications. My time at Lloyds and NatWest, as well as my role with NVA, has provided me with the tools needed to challenge, support and hold to account the processes, ideas and structure that make Fantastic the powerhouse that it is.”

Fantastic Media is an award-winning, 33-strong Leeds based, full-service marketing agency delivering strategy, digital, website development, social media and content creation for national and international clients including Leeds United, Overfinch, Laxtons, abbeydale food, Schades Group and Leeds-based Skopes menswear.

Moore’s newly launched North View Advisory consultancy supports business owners and their senior teams to achieve their ambitions, working across all industries and business sizes. Moore also chairs a peer-to-peer group, Challenging Leaders.

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