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Smith & Milton promotes Ben Mott to group MD role

Smith & Milton has announced that client services director Ben Mott has been promoted to the role of group management director.

Mott’s promotion, which is effective immediately, sees him take on broader financial and professional responsibilities at both the London and Bristol offices.

Of the appointment, Howard Milton chairman of the Smith & Milton group, said the promotion was “well earned” and that the agency has “ambitious plans for 2015 and beyond” including developing specialist teams to deliver “best-in-class solutions” and international expansion.

Milton added: “As group managing director, Ben will be pivotal in driving these forward. We’re looking forward to the next stage in Smith & Milton’s evolution.”

Mott commented: “Smith & Milton is entering a new stage in its 35-year history; we’re steadily adding to and developing business with our fantastic client list... Essentially, my role is to drive that forward, continuing to focus on clients needs, and building a talented team that offers the best solutions. I’m very excited about getting stuck in and shaping Smith & Milton’s future.”

Mott has been at Smith & Milton since 2010, joining as business director, prior to that he held various client and business development roles at group owned and independent agencies across the industry.

The appointment sees Mott, alongside Steven Anderson the group creative director, also taking a seat on the Group board.