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Leeds’ Finn makes two senior hires


Leeds integrated agency Finn has made two senior hires as it embarks on its next phase of growth.

Andrew Hovells has joined as Director of Strategy from PHD in Manchester, where he was Strategy Director, and Chris Weston has been appointed as Creative Director from Brave.

Hovells has 20 years’ planning and strategy experience across a number of agencies, including advertising, media, digital and PR. He will play a key role in advancing Finn’s strategic offering.   

Weston has more than 12 years’ experience working at fully integrated, through-the-line agencies and on a diverse mix of advertising, promotional, retail, direct, digital and experiential projects.

Richard Rawlins, Managing Director of Finn, said: “Andrew and Chris are stellar signings for Finn and are incredibly excited to have them on board.

“We have refreshed our proposition in-line with our clients’ needs and expectations and Andrew and Chris help us to truly be an integrated agency, powered by PR thinking”.

Hovells said: “Finn boasts a fantastic team and I am thrilled to be joining such a talented group and at such an exciting time for the agency.

“The biggest compliment I can give Finn is that I believe the best work of my career is set to happen here, working with undoubtedly the best team.”

Weston added: “I’ve always been attracted to agile, independent agencies and Finn is a clear leading player.

“Finn’s proposition is hugely exciting and in a rapidly changing marketing landscape, being connected to consumers in more authentic, creative, meaningful and relevant ways are increasingly important.”

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