PR firm Beattie marks 30 years in business by hiring 30 new faces

Creative communications specialist recruits record number of staff and says “business is booming”

Beattie has, in 2016, recruited 30 new faces across its UK office network, which spans Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Essex, and London.
It’s a record number of new hires in a 12-month period for the PR agency which says it has achieved its target of recruiting 30 new members of staff in its 30th anniversary year.
Beattie’s newest recruits include Michelle Coull, a former digital account director for Peach; Emma Laye, former head of talent at McCann Manchester; Donna White, formerly of the Trinity Mirror, and Artur Trull, a graduate film marker.
The group says it’s still on the hunt for three PR people in London, however, as well as four digital marketers and web developers in Scotland and a PR account manager in Leeds.
Managing director Laurna Woods 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.
The company, which recently also set up shop in Canada, operates three brands – Beattie, 11tenGroup and the Only Marketing series of business boutiques.
Its PR clients include Specsavers, Merck, High Street TV, Kimberly-Clark, flybe and French fashion house La Redoute.
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