People: Motive PR; Russell Roof Tiles

Sarah Samways

Nottingham based digital PR agency, Motive, has strengthened its team with three new appointments following its most successful year to date.

Sarah Samways has been appointed as head of PR while Josh Rawson has joined as graphic designer and Megan Turner takes up a PR executive role.

It’s an internal promotion for Sarah who has been with the agency for 11 years, rising from account manager to director and now head of PR.

She said: “I’m delighted to be going into 2021 as Motive’s Head of PR. I am already very proud of the work we do at the agency and the outstanding results we achieve for our clients. By stepping up to Head of PR I will have greater input in strategy across the board and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”

Motive managing director Steve McComish said: “I have worked closely with Sarah for a number of years and she is nothing short of a PR legend with fantastic relationships across the national and regional media.

“She really cares about Motive’s clients and goes far beyond the call of duty for them which is one of the reasons why our results are so stunning. I am looking forward to working with her even more closely as the agency’s head of PR.

“We are all delighted to welcome Josh and Megan. The new skills they bring to the team will be important in supporting the growing demand for digital PR.

“We are committed to giving our clients the competitive edge online, and to do so, we need to hire and nurture talent.”

Paul McLoughlin, Commercial Services Director and Jamie Wilds, Commercial Services Co-Ordinator at Russell Roof Tiles

Burton-based roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, is celebrating the dedication and long service of nine members of the team, who have a combined long service of 125 years.

Russell Roof Tiles is the largest independent manufacturer of concrete derivatives in the UK pitched roofing market and employs 140 staff across its three sites (two in Burton) and Lochmaben, Scotland.

The firm presented Long Service Awards to loyal staff across its two sites in Burton, including senior members of its management team Bruce Laidlaw (Production Director) and Daniel Hancox (Business Support Manager).

Russell Roof Tiles Long Service Awards were launched in its 50th anniversary year (in 2015) and celebrate the commitment of those who have been with the company for more than 10 years.

The members of the team at its head office and other Burton site have a combined service of 105 years, they are:

– Trevor Witham (Works Manager) for 25 years
– Bruce Laidlaw (Production Director) for 20 years
Michael Whitehead (Technical Sales Manager for the West Midlands) and Jamie Wilds (Commercial Services Co-Ordinator) for 15 years
– Daniel Hancox (Business Support Manager), Otto Mathiesen (Maintenance Manager) Ashley Jackson (Maintenance Fitter) Justin Dennis and Steven Butcher (Operatives) who have all worked at Russell Roof Tiles for 10 years.