Mark Adair

This week's North East appointments

This week’s round up of North East appointments includes Consultiv, Smart Media and Barratt Developments. Read on to find out more.

Paul Farn, Consultiv

Hebburn-based utilities specialists, Consultiv Utilities has welcomed a new senior appointment to its management team with the arrival of Paul Farn as Managing Director of Communications.

Paul joins Consultiv Utilities to drive new growth and development in the fast-evolving field of communications, connectivity and collaboration.

Paul comments, “I am delighted to be joining Consultiv Utilities to develop and lead expansion in the communications division within what is an ambitious and highly motivated company, it’s an exciting time for the business and I’m thrilled to be leading such a fantastic team here.”

The arrival of Paul Farn demonstrates Consultiv’s strong commitment to delivering new and innovative solutions for business customers.

Paul Smith Managing Director from Consultiv comments, “we welcome Paul at a very exciting time for the business. As we broaden our customer value proposition, Paul will be bringing his expert consultancy, skills and experience to provide solutions of value to our business clients.”

Andrew Armstrong, Louise Milbourne and Rosie Adams, Smart Media

Sunderland based Smart Media has appointed three seasoned media professionals, Andrew Armstrong, Louise Milbourne and Rosie Adams, to strengthen its in-house team and support its fast-growing client roster.

Andrew, who has held roles at global media agencies inlcuding Publicis, has joined the ambitious media business which books advertising in the UK and internationally for a host of global brands as Media Director.

Louise has been appointed as Head of Media Operations. She joins the firm from a role as Marketing Director at a multi-academy trust in the region, after a career in marketing and planning.

Rosie has joined Smart from media giant Bauer, taking up an Account Director role that will see her focus on building the company’s client base, as well as delivering a high level of service to existing clients including JD, Castore, American Golf & STATSports.

Smart Media MD, Mark Clancey said, “our new appointments bring a wealth of experience and we’re delighted to add them to the team. This will put us in the best possible position to cement the growth we have achieved and strengthen further the operational side of our business.’

Steven Ball, Barratt Developments

Leading 5-star housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, has welcomed a new team member to its board of directors.

Steven Ball joins the board as the region’s new Sales Director, which comprises seven board members in total. The Sales Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the sales and marketing strategy.

Steven began his career in corporate estate agency management, where he developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the property industry. After 10 years, in 2014, he then stepped into the housebuilding industry, joining Barratt Developments North East as a Sales Manager.

Steven Ball, commented, “I’m thrilled to be taking on the role as Sales Director at Barratt Developments North East. Having already worked for the leading housebuilder for four years, I’m excited to once again be a part of the team and join the talented board of directors.

Carl Sobolewski, managing director at Barratt Developments North East said, “we’re delighted to welcome Steven back to Barratt Developments North East as the new Sales Director. He’s got a great deal of experience behind him so he brings a lot to the Barratt Developments team.”


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