David Holdsworth has been appointed to the board of the Leeds-based
Brahm Agency, and Steve Blakeman takes on the newly created role of
deputy media director. Holdsworth had been with Brahm for ten years, the
last three as media director. Blakeman joined Brahm in 1994, having
previously been at Universal McCann and J. Walter Thompson in Manchester
for seven years.
Sinclair Mason has appointed Josephine Butler as an account executive.
She joins after three years in the industry with Inchcape and Scope
The Newcastle advertising agency, Alcazar, is expanding and
restructuring its management team. Chris Welton, 35, takes over as
managing director, with the founding shareholders, Peter Aldcroft and
Hugh Cheswright, taking on the roles of chairman and chief executive,
respectively. Two new board directors have also been appointed - the
creative director, Antonio Bachini, and Jane Tarrant, who has been
promoted to financial director. Welton joined Alcazar in June 1994 as
the agency’s new-business director. He has previously worked for all of
the North-east’s major agencies, including an eight-year period as
Robson Brown’s client services director.
Vicki Baxter has joined Harrison Cowley in Manchester as an account
director. She arrives from Touche Ross, where she was marketing manager
for the North of England. Before that, she was public relations manager
for KPMG in Manchester. Baxter is a former daily newspaper journalist
who has worked on the Western Mail in South Wales and the South Wales
Argus. She was also a press officer for Greater Manchester Council and
the North West Regional Health Authority.
Helix has appointed Terry Hudson as chief executive. Hudson has spent
more than 13 years in the drinks industry. He held the position of
marketing director at Watney Mann and Truman Brewers before joining
Crown Berger, a subsidiary of William Holdings, as marketing director.
He joins Helix from Swish Products. Aisla Bicker has also been appointed
as marketing manager. Bicker arrives from Ideal Toys. She has also
worked at both Hasbro and Crookes Healthcare (Boots).
The European information technology services company, CMG, has appointed
Susie Ashenden as a marketing services consultant. Ashenden, who worked
for an accountancy firm before managing CMG’s internal communications,
will be responsible for co-ordinating marketing support for CMG in the
Sue Youngman, the former managing director of KBH Communications, has
joined the board of the West End-based consultancy, Millbank Public
Relations. Youngman was with KBH for ten years, where she handled the
media launch of Classic FM and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships for
more than a decade.
The Independent Television Commission has appointed Ian Blair, currently
marketing manager at AEG Domestic Appliances, as head of advertising
standards. Reporting to the ITC’s director of advertising and
sponsorship, Frank Willis, Blair will take charge of the team of
executives who enforce and review the ITC’s code of advertising
standards and practice, and deal with viewer complaints. Blair, 44, is a
modern languages graduate. Before joining AEG as a product manager in
1986, he held a number of positions at Kodak, which he joined in 1974.
Eunice Walford has been appointed as marketing manager at the BMJ
Publishing Group. She will have marketing responsibility for the three
main product streams, BMJ, specialist journals and books. Walford joined
BMJ in September 1992 and was promoted to group product manager in
The Sci-Fi Channel has appointed David Woodman as managing director,
Sci-Fi Channel Europe. He joined USA Networks International in December
1993 as director of international business development and was promoted
to deputy managing director, Sci-Fi Channel Europe, in March 1995.
Before joining USA Networks International, Woodman was an executive at
Fox International, with particular responsibility for cable distribution
and operations management. Before joining Fox, he was area operations
manager at Sky Television (now BSkyB) in the UK. He has also worked in
US West’s strategic marketing group and as an associate consultant with
the LEK partnership, a strategic consultancy.
The vehicle information business, HPI-Equifax, has appointed Paul
Bridgman as marketing manager. He will be responsible for developing
HPI-Equifax’s marketing strategy, working closely with the marketing
director, Nicki Websper.