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This week's North East appointments

Laura Chisholm, Vida Creative

Vida Creative has announced that it has appointed Laura Chisholm as its new account manager.

Laura has previously held public relations executive and social media manager positions.

Ellen Hedley, co-founder of Vida Creative, commented: “We’re proud to have continued with our plans to grow despite another national lockdown.

“Laura joins us at a very exciting time, we’ve grown from operating as a duo, to a team of seven.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the office when we can. It’ll be great to have the whole team in one room as so far, we’ve not been able to.”

Andrew Slater, Summers-Inman

Construction and property consultancy Summers-Inman has announced the appointment of a new associate director.

Andrew Slater joins Summers-Inman as health, safety and environmental lead after two decades spent within the construction industry holding similar roles at other companies.

In his new role, Andrew, will act as head of health and safety/principal design team lead and will deliver construction, health, safety, environmental and safety risk management advice to the firm’s clients.

Andrew said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Summers-Inman and contribute to the company’s ongoing success.

“The firm has an excellent reputation within the industry with a proud history of providing key support on some fantastic schemes, both on a regional and national basis.

“I am especially looking forward to developing the quality, safety, health and environment team and systems to further improve our service offering to our clients.”

Mark Dutton, director at Summers-Inman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the team as he is passionate about our work at Summers-Inman and his senior input will be crucial as we continue to deliver the quality of service our clients have become accustomed to.

“With a highly experienced team in place, we’re well equipped for the year ahead, which is looking very busy as we continue to support contracts with major public and private sector clients.”

Gillian Hall, Mediaworks

Digital marketing agency Mediaworks has announced that Gillian Hall has been selected as its new non-executive chair.

Gillian, the former senior partner and deals specialist at Watson Burton, will spearhead Mediaworks’ growth plans.

She also holds non-executive positions with the Port of Blyth and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership where she chairs the Innovation Board.

Gillian commented: “It’s the perfect time for me to join Mediaworks. Its already a huge success story for the North East and with the launch of its new identity, is embarking on an exciting upwards trajectory. I’d like to think I can help the business navigate the journey ahead.”

Brett Jacobson, founder and CEO of Mediaworks, said: “Gillian is someone I’ve enjoyed many in depth business discussions with and I’m thrilled she’s now part of the Mediaworks team.

“Her peerless track record and unrivalled commercial experience is a combination I know will help us enormously. Now, more than ever, we’re clear that our unique combination of creativity, data, technology and strategy is fuelling future online performance for organisations across all sectors.

“Gillian’s reputation in the Northern business community is second to none. As we evolve as an agency in helping clients take ownership of their future, I’m enormously excited that she will be part of ours.”

Josh Brown, Silverstone Building Consultancy

Silverstone Building Consultancy has announced that it has appointed Josh Brown as its new senior chartered building surveyor.

Josh, who graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Building Surveying in 2014, brings with him six years of building surveying experience from his former role at Hollis.

He commented: “I am delighted to have secured a job at Silverstone, the firm is highly regarded with a solid reputation and works with a broad range of clients on some exciting and high profile schemes.

“I am really looking forward to getting involved in their ongoing projects and see this as a great opportunity to develop my career.”

Phillip Bone and Michael Coulthard, Silverstone Building Consultancy

Silverstone has also promoted Phillip Bone to senior associate and Michael Coulthard to associate building surveyor.

Richard Farrey, director at Silverstone said: “We are also pleased to announce the promotions of Phil and Michael. As a company we have ambitious growth plans, so it is essential that we have a strong and capable senior team to support us in all areas of the business.

“Phil and Michael have the skills, knowledge and positive work ethics required to be successful in their new roles and are both invaluable assets to our long-term strategy.”

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