Leeds-based creative content studio Powerhouse has added three senior staff to its 25-strong team.
James Pierechod has been hired as Head of Video, having had senior agency roles within Leeds-based agencies Stickyeyes and Brass. He will help Powerhouse’s clients to achieve ROI from large-scale shoots, by simultaneously capturing multiple assets for different content needs.
Paul Wingfield has been recruited to head up post-production. He comes from a London agency background and has experience working for Pfizer and Rolls Royce.
Finally, Will Narburgh will jon the commercial team as Marketing Manager, overseeing Powerhouse’s digital strategies.
Managing Director Neil Adams said: “It would have been an easy option to halt our recruitment plans. This is a very tough landscape to operate in – and our pipeline has dropped off a cliff – but it won’t last forever.
“We believe in our future growth plans, so we have to invest in them. We are playing the long game, and our clients will benefit from the talent we have brought on board.
“Quite frankly, they are a genuine coup for us. They each have fantastic credentials, and they’re already setting the world on fire with the work they’re producing. This period is about surviving and supporting our clients, and that’s what we’re going to do. Afterwards, we’re going for our growth plans.”
The company, which provides creative photography and video production to retailers and brands, is still supporting clients during lockdown and has produced content for the likes of Kellogg’s and Quorn via remote shooting.
A new finance manager is also set to join the team in June.