On the move: the latest East Midlands hires

Ranbir Mander

Nottinghamshire-based construction company Robert Woodhead has appointed Ranbir Mander as its new business development and bid manager.

Mander’s main priorities in her new role will be maintaining the balance between building and enhancing relationships with existing clients and showcasing previous success stories within the company to generate new customers.

Chief visionary officer, Glenn Slater, said: “It is fantastic to have someone on board with such outstanding experience and knowledge within the industry. We are excited to start working alongside Ranbir as her enthusiasm and dedication has immediately become apparent.”

Mander has a Master’s degree in Regeneration from Sheffield Hallam University.

This led to being involved in local authority building programmes, extending her skills surrounding regeneration, economic development and improving operations, whilst planning and designing schemes. She then joined the Government Office East Midlands.

Mander said: “I look forward to enhancing sustainability within our projects, going above and beyond the traditional procurement process, and delivering what is important for our clients. It’s great to be a part of the wider Group, everyone has the desire to excel in what they do, whilst all working in the same direction.”

Full service marketing agency, Purpose Media, has added to its team.

Matt Cocking joins from Fifteen Design as head of paid media. He has eight years’ experience in digital marketing, with five years specialising in pay per click.

Following the recruitment of head of digital strategy, Ellie Buckle, who joined from Hallam in the summer – Cocking’s addition to the team is part of ambitious growth plans for Purpose Media’s digital offer, with a goal to double the size of the business within 12 months.

Purpose Media managing director, Matt Wheatcroft, said: “The impact of COVID has brought forward businesses plans for digital marketing by about five years. You can’t lock down the internet, so we’ve seen increasing demand for digital since businesses have had to rethink their marketing strategies.

2We’ve never been a business to sit back and wait to see what happens, so we’re investing in growing this team now, doubling our digital capacity so we can push on for our clients and get them a return on investment.”