Agency round-up: Two new faces for V Formation; Derby PR firm hits hat-trick

David Shindler and Rachel Axten

Nottingham marketing and PR agency V Formation has made a double hire.

Rachel Axten joins the firm as digitalmarketing manager and David Shindler joins as senior marketing executive.

Sue Carr, V Formation director, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Rachel and David to the V Formation team as we continue on our growth trajectory. They are both highly skilled, experienced marketeers, who together will add real value to our growing roster of fantastic clients.”

“Now is all about investing in the future,” said Hilary Campton, V Formation director. “Our pace of growth has accelerated in the last couple of years, particularly in recent months, and our annual revenues have risen again, with figures for the first half of this financial year up 25% on the same time last year. As we look ambitiously to the future, Rachel and David’s skills will support the ongoing development of our integrated marketing offering, the team and our client portfolio, with them each having complimentary knowledge that is the perfect fit for our expanding service offering and client portfolio.”

Bob Bushby

Derby-based public relations and communications specialist Nielsen McAllister is celebrating after a raft of new business wins.

The agency has added three new accounts to its client base – engineering service provider Advanced Tooling Systems (ATS); supplier of temperature-controlled solutions to the pharmaceutical and life science industries Tower Cold Chain and brickwork, scaffolding and drywall business, Phoenix Brickwork.

Bob Bushby, Nielsen McAllister’s managing director, said: “Winning new business is always a real achievement. Winning three accounts in such a short space of time is testament both to our communications expertise and our experience in their respective sectors.

“Despite the challenges of the past 18-months, we are seeing increased demand for our B2B communications services, and this is always great news for us.