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Roland Dransfield appoints senior account manager after series of client wins

Posted by Lisa Sep 23, 2016 9:48:26 AM

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Manchester PR and marketing agency Roland Dransfield has appointed experienced account manager Alexis Darby to support company growth following a series of client wins.

The Spinningfields-based firm will now be providing PR and digital to support Liveman Properties on the iconic Dock Office scheme in Salford Quays, as well for engineering consultancy SGi Shepherd Gilmour.

Liveman is currently refurbishing the Grade II listed Dock Office - constructed in 1927 - into 67 luxury apartments which will include several high spec duplex apartments.

The Roland Dransfield team has worked closely with agents Julie Twist, Harvey Nichols and Neighbourhood bar and restaurant to organise an exclusive event to launch the penthouses in early November 2016.

SGi Shepherd Gilmour, a leading civil, structural and environmental engineering company, appointed Roland Dransfield to deliver a media relations programme and new website to showcase its recent growth.

Roland Dransfield Senior Account Manager Alexis Darby is working on both campaigns.

The 32-year-old has worked for PPS Group, providing consultation, community and media relations support for a number of residential and energy clients.

Prior to that she worked at Ketchum PR in London and as a Campaign Manager for the Labour Party and in the House of Commons for several MPs.

Alexis, said: “I was attracted to Roland Dransfield by the company’s fantastic list of clients and the team culture the agency has.

“It’s great to now be working with some of the leading developers, planning and engineering consultants and lawyers across the North West.

“Advising developers on the consultation process for key projects across Manchester, and seeing them gain planning permission before making their vision a reality is really satisfying.

“We’ve got a brilliant team of people at Roland Dransfield and it’s great to work in an environment where everyone is striving to deliver for clients and to help them grow their respective businesses.”

Lisa Morton, Managing Director of Roland Dransfield, said: “It has been an exciting few months for the agency as we celebrate our 20th year in business and we are delighted to have Alexis on board.

“With her years of experience in public consultation and public affairs she is proving to be a great asset to the team and really strengthens our public affairs offering.

“We look forward to seeing what the coming year holds as we continue to expand the agency and take on high profile accounts.”

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