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Strong growth prompts four new appointments at Access

August 12, 2019 | 3 min read

Award-winning creative agency Access has strengthened its team with four new hires following a string of new business wins and being awarded new projects from existing clients.

The integrated marketing communications and digital development agency based in Old Trafford, Manchester, has appointed four talented individuals to join its experienced team of specialists across digital, account management and creative.

Matthew Carr, 25 and from Didsbury, has been appointed an account manager. He previously held positions at Clear Marketing, CTi digital and Shaping Business. Working on the Stagecoach Bus and The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company accounts, he will manage and develop these key client accounts alongside the senior team.

24 year-old Bethany Holdsworth joins Access from digital agency Toyfight as a project manager. Bethany will be managing projects from concept to completion, tracking, reviewing and measuring results.

Access has also created two new junior roles, bolstering its creative and digital teams. Junior developer Adam Martin, who lives in Manchester, previously worked at Cube3, while junior graphic designer April Powell who was formerly at Driven, will be creating a range of digital and print concepts for clients including Greater Manchester Moving and Stagecoach Bus.

April has had Access on her radar since her studies at university and commented: “For me, Access is on top of its game. The business is ambitious and its growing list of stellar clients really attracted me. I first heard about the agency when I was in university with many people recommending them as a great company to work for and so I’m delighted to be on board.”

Servicing a range of B2B and B2C clients, from global corporations and SMEs, to charities and the public sector, Access’ client list includes WaterAid, National Grid, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Stagecoach Bus, BAFTA, Sentinel and Greater Manchester Moving.

Its web development arm is the only Acquia partner with Preferred Partner status in the North of England building digital platforms that transform business operations and provide engaging personal experiences.

These latest hires take staff numbers to 29.

Managing director at Access, Simon Landi, commented: "Great ideas, whether written, visual or technical help Access deliver successful, research-rich and innovative campaigns for clients.

"As a business we have enjoyed strong year on year growth – with a highly successful last 12 months, securing new projects and five new client accounts. Our new team members and their skills sets will further strengthen our capabilities.

“We are proud to offer new recruits the highest levels of development opportunities to nurture talent and raise the creative bar both now and in the future.”


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