Glaxosmithkline business manager among new recruits at Corporate Innovations

Corporate Innovations has appointed three new account managers to work with clients including Birds Eye, Everything Everywhere and Pepsico.

Corporate Innovatiions hires new account managers
Corporate Innovatiions hires new account managers
New recruits

Former Glaxosmithkline customer business manager Josie Woodcock has joined the Oxfordshire agency this week and will be working on FMCG accounts including United Biscuits, Pepsico and Birds Eye.

Meanwhile, Victoria Ketcher joins from Cranmore Park in Solihull, where she was events manager, and will be working with clients including mobile phone provider 3 and VMware.

Ketcher said: "I was attracted to Corporate Innovations because of the calibre of clients they work with, the team, the training and development opportunities and the fast paced nature of the business."

Chantelle Jones was appointed at the end of March and will work with client Everything Everywhere, which runs Orange and T-Mobile.

She has previously worked for Wolseley and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

"I am working on some really exciting events for key clients – the main reason I enjoy working in the events industry is the sheer pace of it," said Jones.

Growth plans

Corporate Innovations managing director David Watt said the new recruits were part of growth plans after client wins and increased business with existing accounts.

"The first quarter of 2011 has been our best for three years," said Watt. "Quite a few of our existing clients have released budgets. It is early days to tell how 2011 will end, but our forward order book looks stronger than it did last year."

He added that despite a tough 2010, the agency still achieved double digit growth in its gross margins and net profit.

C&IT’s State of the Industry report 2011 – out in the May edition – highlights an increase in the agency’s pre-tax profits to around £400,000 from £300,000 in the previous year.

Corporate Innovations is planning to recruit two business development managers in the coming months.

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