On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Laura Disney

West Bridgford-based creative agency The Dairy has expanded its in-house team with the appointment of digital-focused account executive, Laura Disney.

Disney joins The Dairy after the company secured a number of new clients in June including the Robin Hood Network, Dragonfly Homes, Idlewells Shopping Centre and Infuse Technology. The company now employs eight members of staff, with Laura strengthening the company’s digital skills as part of its full service offering.

“Laura has joined us at exactly the right time,” says The Dairy’s managing director Nigel Rowlson.

“We were looking for an account executive with specialisms in digital marketing and the ability to support both our in-house team and our clients.

“Whenever someone new joins the team, we must ensure they are a good match not just in terms of their skillset, but also in terms of personality. Laura’s positive attitude and strong marketing background with expertise in PPC and social media marketing, meant that she was the perfect fit.”

Disney said: “I’m delighted to be a part of the team! Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and I very much look forward to getting stuck in and having the opportunity to work with a fantastic range of clients.”

Tom Stanyard with chief executive Tracy Harrison

Derby-based specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has made a key appointment to enable future service expansion.

Tom Stanyard has been appointed head of fundraising at Safe and Sound which is the only local charity focused on transforming the lives of children and young people who are victims of or at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation, commonly referred to as CSE.

Stanyard joins Safe and Sound from Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough where he was corporate partnership fundraiser with previous experience in sales and business development.

His new role will focus on driving forward Safe and Sound’s Butterfly Appeal to raise vital funds for a new and innovative programme of support for young people, their families and wider local communities.