Beattie recruits 30 staff members in 30th year

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Laurna Woods

In 2016, creative comms agency Beattie has recruited 30 members of staff across its network of eight offices; which include London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Falkirk.

Beattie first announced that it would create 30 new jobs to celebrate its 30th birthday in February.

Hires made in the past year include Jessica McAndrew as digital comms director, former DADA chief Laura Mcllquham as senior account director in Scotland and Mondelez’s Tony Bilsborough as head of Birmingham at Beattie.

The milestone was reached with the signings of Michelle Coull, Emma Laye, Donna White and Artur Trull. Coull joins as digital account director from Peach, Laye as head of talent from McCann Manchester, White arrives from Trinity Mirror and Trull joins as a graduate film maker.

In addition, the agency is looking to hire ten more members of staff. The group is still looking for three PR people in London, four digital marketers and web developers in Scotland and a PR account manager in Leeds.

Laurna Woods, Beattie group MD, said: “Business is booming. We won more than £1m of new business in the last month, hence the need for even more PR, digital and website talent.

“There is tough competition for exceptional people, but we probably find it easier than most, having won the Large PR Agency Of The Year title and being recognised as the third best medium-sized employer in the UK according to one national newspaper (The Sun).

“We now have 120 people across our eight UK offices and I’m confident that we will continue to grow despite the tougher economic environment.”

Woods also announced the promotion of Douglas Mackay to IT director and Adam Christie to studio director.

Beattie Group operates three brands: 11tenGroup, Only Marketing and Beattie. Clients include Specsavers, Merck, flybe and French fashion house La Redoute.


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