The Bespoke Agency has appointed Sadie Paris as account executive.

The Bespoke Agency has appointed Sadie Paris as account executive.

Paris previously worked for Vogue, and before that for Current Science

Publishing, where she was an editorial assistant on Current Drugs and

Fast Alert.

The Danone Group has appointed Marc Mathieu as managing director of

Premier Waters, a UK subsidiary that markets Evian and Volvic mineral

waters. Mathieu has worked with the Danone Group since 1983. In 1992 he

was appointed director of marketing and new projects in the East Asia

corporate development team and from the beginning of 1995 he was project


Pippa Bunce has left PurchasePoint Communications to join the account

management team at Marketing Matters. She has more than ten years of

marketing experience gained at Abbey Life, Aspen Direct and


Thain Coventry has been appointed advertising and promotions manager

at Spar in Harrow. He was previously a member of the central office

retail development team and was retail development manager with

responsibilities for implementing new store formats in Northern areas of

the UK. Coventry joined Spar in 1991 as a development executive.

He began his career as a graduate trainee with Asda.

Judith Robinson has been promoted to the post of marketing director at

the customer loyalty company, Air Miles, replacing Stephen Taylor who is

leaving to join Safeway as electronic relationship marketing controller.

Robinson, who has been with the company for 18 months, was marketing

manager with special responsibility for collector communications. Before

joining Air Miles, she was client services director at the direct

marketing agency, DDM, and account director at WWAV before that.

She also gained valuable experience at Centrefile, the computer bureau

subsidiary of NatWest Bank, and with Ravey Street Advertising.

Dean Wheeler has been appointed director for on-air promotions and

presentations for the Sci-Fi Channel Europe. He is currently executive

director of Media Mechanics, the international broadcast consultant.

Wheeler was previously senior promotions producer for BSkyB and director

of presentations at Turner Broadcasting. Wheeler has worked for clients

such as Television New Zealand, Network 10 Australia and TV3

Broadcasting Group, Sweden. The Sci-Fi Channel Europe has also appointed

Michele Hickford as vice-president, marketing.

Hickford previously served as vice-president for marketing and research,

at Turner International Network Sales, where she was responsible for

marketing TNT, CNN International, the Cartoon Network and CNN Text. In

1990 Hickford joined W. H. Smith Television with responsibilities for

the marketing of the Lifestyle Channel in the UK and Scandinavia, and

for the Satellite Jukebox. In 1992 she was made head of marketing and PR

for the European Sports Network (including Screensport, Sportnet and

Sportkanal). Before moving to the UK, Hickford was a copywriter at Foote

Cone and Belding in Los Angeles, where she won two Communications Arts

Awards for Excellence for her work on Sunkist fruit.

IMI Waterheating, a manufacturer of water storage systems, has appointed

Ian Crowther sales and marketing director. Formerly sales director with

Pilkingtons Tiles, he managed its UK sales operation and product range

for four years.

Previously he was with Forbo-Naim as national accounts sales manager and

general sales manager.

Adam Novak has been appointed director and general manager of the Royal

Mail strategic business unit. He was previously director, marketing and

sales for Royal Mail’s international division. Novak will be responsible

for strategy, and for developing and marketing products and services. He

joined Royal Mail in 1991, after a career in marketing, sales and

distribution with companies including Johnson Wax, Caradon and Rowntree


Manchester Airport has appointed Tim McDermott as head of marketing

within the business development directorate. He will be responsible for

managing research, market analysis, aviation pricing, branding and

marketing services.

He joined Manchester Airport in 1990 as the senior aviation analyst

within the marketing directorate. For the past two years he has worked

in the customer services directorate as business manager, car parks.

McDermott was previously with Thomson Holidays.

Scottish Radio Network Sales has appointed Wendy Smith as its research

manager based at Radio Clyde in Glasgow, to represent Clyde, Forth,

Northsound, Tay and Borders. Smith previously spent six years as

marketing manager at the Press and Journal.


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