Welcome to four more new recruits – Laura (‘Loz’) Hardaker, who joins as Account Executive in the expanding Client Services team, Claire Bradley, a designer, Andy Barker, Production Director, and Rachel Carver as a Marketing Placement.
Loz is responsible for supporting Josie and Katherine with work for RSA and Jet2.com, her role involves a lot of proof reading and liaising with studio to make sure the client’s briefs are met and brand guidelines are upheld. She carried out a work placement while studying her BA (hons) degree in Communication Studies, for a local charity, Vision Support, and her first job after graduating was for Bupa Care Services as Activities and PR Assistant. Loz once ‘starred’ in Eastenders when she was five. She said:
“I am looking forward to working in a challenging and varied environment where I am able to push myself and develop further along with increasing my marketing knowledge as a whole, I hope to become a specialist on brand identity and increase my client base.”
Claire, from Knaresborough, is the latest addition to our studio team. Claire is an experienced designer, with a First Class Honours degree in Graphic Design. She has previously worked at Collaborator Ltd in Huddersfield, where she designed for Pepsi, MTV and Dom Perignon, amongst others, and for Atkins Global in London, designing external marketing collateral for the UK, Europe, Middle East and China. Claire is a big Leeds Rhinos fan and watches them play as often as possible. She also enjoys painting, swimming and socialising. Claire said:
“I’m thrilled to be part of an award-winning agency that has such a great reputation and client base. Being able to creatively work on big brands is a fantastic feeling.”
Andy has joined Liaison, the print production division of Intermarketing, as Production Director. He has many years print production experience in the manufacturing side of the industry and a vast knowledge of production methods and data processing. He’s previously worked at WWAV and Polestar and most recently at St Ives Direct for eight years.
“I’m looking forward to new challenges and to help drive the business forward. I am very excited about working with people who are so interested in their work and understand the power of DM and its ability to deliver measurable results.”
“We’re very pleased to welcome Andy to the business and his senior level experience will be a benefit to our clients. 2012 is already proving an exciting year for Liaison and Intermarketing with several new business wins and innovations, with Andy and the rest of team’s enthusiasm we are all set for taking the company to a new level.”
Andy has already begun working with some of Liaison’s charity clients including EveryChild, Keep Warm, RNIB and RS&G advising them about the most cost effective production routes.
Andy is Leeds born and bred, studied at Newcastle University and met his wife whilst roaming around Mexico. He enjoys spending time with his two and a half year old daughter, tinkering with engines, clay shooting, fly-fishing and cross country running.
Rachel, currently studying for a degree in Marketing and Advertising Management at Leeds Metropolitan University, is working with the adidas team for her marketing placement. Rachel, from Darlington, is assisting the team to deliver the Olympics campaign. She is very excited about working at Intermarketing and gaining hands on experience.
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