Julie Gaskell, the former chief executive of Super League club, Widnes Vikings has joined Parker Design in Cheshire.
She will head up its business development as the Northwich-based agency seeks to expand.

Regital has appointed Hannah Atkinson, formerly of Return on Digital as it prepares for an “absolutely huge” Q4.
It’s part of the ambitious expansion plans outlined by the Manchester-based digital sales house earlier this year.

Chris Marsh, formerly the Head of All The Things Nobody Else Will Do at Melbourne Server Hosting, has moved from said position to take up a new role as director of partner development at rival hoster UKFast.

Dave Monk has been appointed group creative manager for all of UTV Media’s 13 local stations. The role means he will oversee the creative teams at each of the local stations, which include The Pulse, Juice FM and Peak 107FM.

Havas PR UK has made four new appointments at its Manchester office following a series of new business wins. Account director Claire Quansah joins from MC2, where she managed accounts for a range of corporate clients, and before that worked at London agency Golin Harris.

Cheshire-based media consultancy K7 Media has appointed Phil Birchenall as project director. Birchenall, who was in a similar role at MediaCityUK-based Mediasmiths (now merged with The White Room), has been hired to expand K7's project and event capability.

Access Advertising has added three new members of staff. Lauren Jackson and Rob Goodswen have joined the Manchester-based agency’s account management team, while Nathan Czachur has taken up a position with the development team.

Martin O'Toole, former CEO and founder of Leeds agency McGrath O'Toole, has joined Coolpink as commercial director. O'Toole left his previous agency by mutual agreement in May. He had previously helped to found Home Marketing.

Refresh PR in Manchester has relocated to the Northern Quarter as it prepares for further growth.

Headed up by Laura Mashiter, the agency has also brought in 3 new staff including account director Sophie Smith.

Jane Hector-Jones, who left News International’s Manchester office after an internal restructure last month, has joined Channel 4 as its first regional partnership and digital manager. Hector-Jones will join the broadcaster's regional sales operation in Manchester, working under agency principal Ewan Douglas.


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