Clock Creative has appointed Lee Ash as its new creative director in a move that sees the role's current incumbent David Bailey become brand development manager.
Ash has previously worked at agencies including Redman Jones and SBW and was latterly deputy creative director at And Partners.
He has worked on accounts such as CAT apparel, Manchester United and Devere Hotels.
Ann Rimmer, director of strategy at the Ramsbottom agency, said: "We are tremendously excited by the addition of Lee to our team.
"He joins at a key time in the agency's development and we're confident that his inspirational creative and great leadership qualities will take Clock’s creative reputation to even higher levels.”
Ash's arrival sees current creative director Bailey given the new brand development role, in which he will help clients "to define their brand positioning and develop brand communications strategies".