The Week: People news - Lane joins Search Works

Nick Lane, the former vice-president of Thomson Business Intelligence, has been appointed as the agency sales director of The Search Works.

He will be responsible for increasing the company's market position by identifying profitable online verticals, bringing in big clients to boost its portfolio and pursuing opportunities in new markets. Lane's appointment follows the departure of Cristina Sagarduy and Dean Gardner, two senior directors from the company, who were recruited by Omnicom Media Group to boost its search marketing activities.