People: Mediaworks; Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard; multitasking staff; and more

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Independent digital marketing agency, Mediaworks, has confirmed Leigh Gammons as its new chief account officer.

He joins from WPP, where he was CEO of Wunderman Thompson Technology, leading the £40m specialist digital division and a team of 600 across seven offices around the world.

During his seven-year career at WPP, he became the global head of a host of its digital and technology client relationships and played a key role in the agency’s nomination as Partner of the Year in each of the last three by Adobe and Sitecore.

Brett Jacobson, CEO and Founder of Mediaworks, which is based in Leeds, said: “Leigh is exactly the caliber of person we attract.

“His experience in growing a digital business to a £40m operation across multiple international locations will be invaluable as we plan our own growth journey. He has in-depth knowledge of the digital industry and how it applies to top global brands.

“Leigh brings an exciting new dynamic to the senior team here. He will play a vital role in the team’s efforts to make us the biggest and best digital agency based in the UK.”

Gammons said: “The fact that Mediaworks has doubled in size over the past two years is incredibly impressive, so it’s an exciting time to join the team.

“They’ve been on my radar for a while. Their unique approach to data-driven experiences blew me away the first time our paths crossed.

“It’s very clear to me that we’re going to continue to have a huge influence on the digital marketing industry in the UK, Ireland and beyond, so I’m really excited for our future together.”

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Malton-based architectural practice, Bramhall Blenkharn Leonard, (BBL) has appointed three senior executivesff for
the practice.

Nominations will bring additional creative and technical skills to the practice as he concentratesits on the realization of exceptional projects after a period of strong growth.

The firm welcomes architect Issa Bensalem to principal and Dr. Matthew Brooke-Peat and David Gilhooley as Senior Architectural Technologists.

Bensalem brings with it extensive experience in bespoke residential pattern. For some years he successfully ran his own residential practice dividing his time between projects in North Yorkshire and London.

Director Oliver Leonard said: “Issa and I worked together many years ago in private practice and I am delighted that we now have the opportunity to forge a long-term creative relationship Partnership.

“Issa will play a vital role in the development of the studio and I am delighted to the creative skills he will bring to our award-winning team.

The nomination of Brooke-Peat and Gilhooley to the role of ssenior architectural technologist is intended to complement the firm’s existing team of senior associates.

Brooke-Peat joins Leeds Beckett University where he was course director for onesuite of architectural technology courses.

He has a particular specialization in sustainable development design and analysis of the thermal performance of the building structure.

Leonard said: “Matthew will bring his extensive knowledge of building performance specificationsIfcation and design, as
the practice is moving towards delivering net zero buildings.

Gilhooley is coming to help manage and deliver projects from detailed design to completion.

He likes to develop creative and practical ideas technical solutions to building details without compromising the architectural intent in either freehand drawn communication and computer designed solutions.

Prior to joining BBL, he worked on several major projects for architects Sir Terry Farrell and Craig Hamilton.

Leonard added: “David complements our existing senior team and will be a driving force in delivering a series
large homes over the next few years.

“As someone with over 40 years of experience in the architecture practice, David will be a key part of the team as we seek to build on our reputation for excellence in the design and construction of bespoke residential architecture.

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Christopher Wilson-Crumbie joined Rotherham-based specialist recruitment consultancy Multitask Personnel after working in schools supporting children with learning difficulties.

In his new role as Recruitment Resourcer, he will focus on attracting candidates to the M&E team.

He said, “Moving to multitasking is a new challenge for me as I learn something new and develop my skills. Currently I work with trades and M&E roles which I love because I speak to a variety of candidates across the UK.

“I really enjoy the fast pace and busy office at Multitask. Every day is different and presents an exciting new challenge, especially as I work with candidates trying to find them their next job. I really look forward to to progress further with the company.

Claire Lee, Managing Director, added: “We have strategically aligned our business focus and staff to ensure we can provide a comprehensive service to companies and candidates.

“Having Chris on our side allows us to spread our expertise across the business and further enhance the support we provide to candidates and clients.

“Chris joins a team of recruiters who specialize in finding jobs for people working in the mechanical and electrical industry. It will source, select and register suitable candidates, as well as follow-up interviews and internships for job seekers.

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Doncaster-based digital marketing and web design agency LoudCrowd have welcomed a new face to their team.

Ewan Ogden, 22 and residing in Doncaster, joins the company as a marketing assistant.

He is a former psychology student who decided to change careers and joined the Kickstart program as a marketing assistant for Doncaster Council before taking up his new position at LoudCrowd.

LoudCrowd Managing Director David Johnson said: We met Ewan at the recent Doncaster Business Showcase and immediately felt he had so much to offer.

“We look forward to putting those skills to good use and helping him become a key member of the LoudCrowd family.

“As a Doncaster company, we are also very pleased to be able to continue our policy of developing and nurturing Doncaster talent once again.”

LoudCrowd was started by Johnson in 2016, initially as an IT company, but has grown from those roots and now specializes in search engine optimization, web design and development, branding and graphic design.

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