People on the Move: Network Space; New Care; Be The Best Communications; Campfire

Catherine Chilvers

Commercial real estate developer Network Space has promoted Catherine Chilvers to development director, with immediate effect.

Catherine joined Newton-le-Willows-based Network Space as senior development manager in 2016 and has since developed and expanded her role within the business while delivering key projects across the North West.

Her recent projects included the successful completion of Central 23, a 1.75-acre brownfield site providing a single 23,500 sq ft industrial unit with office provision, located on the Northern fringe of Liverpool city centre.

She has also recently taken up a position on the newly-formed Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership’s Built Environment Board. This was established to advise on built environment issues and economic growth across the city region.

Network Space Developments’ managing director, Stephen Barnes, said: “This promotion is very much deserved and is recognition of the significant contribution Catherine has made to the business over recent years.

“Her experience and commercial expertise will be a great asset to Network Space as well as the LEP’s Built Environment Board as they look to strategically drive forward environmental improvements and economic growth across the city region.”

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Corinna Foster has been promoted to deputy manager at The Hamptons care centre on Main Drive, in Lytham St Annes.

In her new role Corinna will support home manager Suzanne Scholz in the day-to-day running of the home, including taking care of the residents and the team, managing the employee rotas and resident medication plans and ensuring overall standards in every area of care remain exceptionally high.

Corinna Foster

Having worked at the home for a number of years already, she is particularly keen to use evidence-based practice and encourage reflection and learning with the team and will do this through her personal blend of ‘coffee and chat’ making time to listen to each individual member of staff and their feedback.

After joining as a care assistant just over two years ago, Corinna has developed her career with New Care progressing to senior care assistant and then team leader before being promoted to deputy manager.

She said: “I was drawn to New Care because of the company’s great reputation for outstanding person-centred care and for its culture and values around personal development and progression. I feel very lucky to have developed my career with such a caring and supportive company. My aim is to do the very best job that I can in my new role.”

Corinna is a non-clinical deputy manager but is currently working towards her Level 5, Health and Social Care diploma.

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Be The Best Communications has appointed Lorna Bithell as senior consultant after a series of new account wins.

In the past financial quarter, Be The Best Communications has inked deals with Atlas Cloud, NES Global Talent, and the British infrastructure sector’s Industry Innovation Partnership, known as i3P.

Lorna joins from Galibier PR where she was client services lead.

A journalism graduate, Lorna has more than six years’ experience delivering public relations in the technology, property, housing, finance, and education sectors working with a wide range of clients including FinTech North, Sutherland Global, RM Results, and Capita Learning.

Lorna Bithell

Chris Walker, founder and director of Be The Best Communications, said: “Given we’re facing the most challenging economic environment for centuries now isn’t the time for self-congratulation but to ask ourselves: ‘What more can we do to help businesses?’

“Now is the time for us to think more deeply about how we can help organisations to solve their strategic challenges and to identify strengths that will enable our clients to grow, re-position themselves, and to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

“Lorna has an excellent track record in B2B communications and my pledge to her and to all new hires is simple: ‘I am here to help you become the best that you can be’.”

Lorna, who was part of the first cohort to study journalism at Salford’s MediaCityUK, will be working across the agency’s client roster, predominantly in the tech, housing, and property sectors, as well as business development.

She said: “I’m hugely excited at the opportunity to help shape the future of Be The Best Communications while developing my career at an agency that is genuinely committed to building an industry-leading place to work and empowering staff.

“We’re helping interesting clients to tackle big challenges. I passionately believe that now, more than ever, there is a need to focus on delivery, and our approach of bringing PR, public affairs, marketing and new business development closer together helps us to achieve more for clients.”

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Campfire, the social media marketing agency, welcomes three new hires to the business to work on global TikTok campaigns, expanding paid social plans and increasing influencer scope.

Sophie Angell, previously of The Hut Group, joins as account director taking charge of key accounts such as The INKEY List, Missguided and Myprotein as well as overseeing the accounts team and driving further new business.

Alex Ighalo joins the agency from Mediacom and Custard Digital as account manager, coming on board to manage all SMB clients with the focus of expanding the category even further.

Chloe Millward who was influencer executive for Bella Design & Marketing, will be responsible for handling all influencer relationships for new and potential clients, with particular focus on the global TikTok campaign for The INKEY List.

Chief executive, Joe Gradwell, said: “Both Alex (CCO) and I are absolutely thrilled to witness the expansion of the agency – we pride ourselves on the talent in our team and their capabilities. It’s also particularly exciting watching our growth continue during what we would have anticipated a difficult period due to the current climate.”

Alex Brown, CCO, said “Getting the right people with the right knowledge and experience is so important in a young company like ours.

“They’re the people that help lay the foundations for your business and culture. We’re incredibly excited to have people join that have such an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience in different facets of our industry, sharing the same vision as Joe and I.”

Manchester-based Campfire stated a previous revenue target of £400,000 at the beginning of 2020, which the agency surpassed by May. Due to expansion, the team has now challenged itself by almost doubling its target to £1m with further hires on the agenda.

From left: Chloe Millward, Sophie Angell, Alex Ighalo

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