Agency round up: Poppy PR; Ginger Root

Esther Morrison at ShopAppy, Peter Taunton the local town crier, Tina Clough MD at Poppy PR

Amber Valley Borough Council has signed-up Poppy PR to carry out its communications strategy.

The initial 12 month agreement gives the agency its first local authority contract.

Poppy PR was picked after a three-tier selection process, involving an initial Zoom pitch, written proposal and a final face-to-face meeting with the council’s management team at Ripley Town Hall.

The agency will be providing Amber Valley Borough Council with full public relations, social media and crisis communications support.

Tina Clough, owner and managing director of Poppy PR, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled. This was a contract that we really wanted to win. I’m so glad that Amber Valley Borough Council has put its trust in Poppy PR.

“Adding the first local authority to the long list of clients and sectors we’ve supported over the years makes this a double celebration, and we’re so looking forward to showing the council what we can do.”

Jimi Struselis

Nottingham-based creative agency and print house, Ginger Root, has added to its team.

Jimi Struselis has been appointed as head of development and will be leading Ginger Root’s team of front and back-end developers. Struselis has a wealth of experience and has been in the web development industry for over 12 years, his primary skills include full stack web and web-application solutions, server infrastructure management and systems integrations.

Anthony Scoon, managing director of Ginger Root, said: “It’s an exciting time for us all at Ginger Root, the expansion to our existing web development team is driven by the increase in client demand for our web services. Bringing a candidate into the business with the skill set which Jimi offers is a real treat. It’ll not only ensure we can fulfil the increase in workload we’re experiencing but will also greater our offerings to our wide range of clients whether they’re SME’s or leading, global companies.”