PR, social media and digital marketing agency Beattie Communications has expanded its Leeds team with the appointment of account manager Kat Wirth.

In her new role Kat will provide day-to-day management of accounts, apply digital communications integration and support the agency to expand its existing client portfolio across all sectors.

Kat was previously at Golley Slater and prior to her role there, she spent more than two years at Wolfstar working on Sony Mobile, Interflora and London College of Fashion.

The appointment comes hot on the heels of group chairman, Gordon Beattie announcing his intention to invest £1million over the next six months in new recruits across the agency’s national network of eight offices.

Beattie Communications has an enviable client list within its Leeds office that includes leading names such as Specsavers, the Federation of Small Businesses and Sky Betting and Gaming.

The team has recently bolstered its client portfolio by adding Flybe and Iceland to its remit.

Danielle Tingey, head of the Leeds team, said:

“I’m really pleased to welcome Kat to Beattie Communications.

“She has a solid background and her ability to blend on and offline engagement and dialogue will be of huge benefit to our clients.

“She is passionate about expanding her skill set so she is ideally placed within Beattie’s nurturing culture where she’ll be developed and offered great career prospects.

“Beattie is a happy place to work and that’s underlined by the fact we now have 17 people who have spent at least ten years with the agency.  

“As far as growth is concerned, we are ambitiously striding forward with an expansion plan both in terms of new business and recruits, expect more news to follow.”

Beattie Communications has eight offices in the UK including London, Manchester and Glasgow.

In addition, the company has an international network spanning 40 countries. Its specialist teams cover 14 industry sectors including retail, property and health.

Pictured are Fiona Lane, Matthew Fraser, Cara Dixon, Emily Pattinson, Kiran Watson, Danielle Tingey, Rachel Gladwin and Kat Wirth

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