People: Woodhead Regeneration; Purpose Media

Andy Priestley

Woodhead Regeneration, part of the Edwinstowe-based Woodhead Group, has appointed Andrew Priestley as its new development manager.

He joins from Fisher German.

The new role is result of the continued business growth over the last three years on the back of its housing development – Rufford Pastures, in Edwinstowe. Now in its final phase, the company is turning attention to finding and acquiring new land not only for Woodhead Homes, the company’s market sale arm but also its joint venture partners.

Ian Powell, head of homes and regeneration at the company, said: “Andy will be a real asset to the team and our partners. He will be responsible for identifying land and opportunities to bring forward exceptional housing and regeneration schemes that really stand out from the crowd.”

“We are delighted to have him on board and he is already appraising some exciting sites and opportunities to transform and regenerate a number spaces.”

Liam Brown and Rachel Gascoigne

Derbyshire-based full service digital marketing agency Purpose Media has promoted two of its staff.

Liam Brown has stepped up to head of business development and Rachel Gascoigne has become head of copy.

Managing director, Matt Wheatcroft, said: “Liam and Rachel have contributed some brilliant work over the last year. They’ve adapted quickly to the challenges our business has faced and have contributed many new ideas and processes to ensure our customers receive a great service and get value for money.”