People: New directors announced at LCP HQ among raft of promotions; Senior hire at advertising agency; and more

  Rob Ellis, Rakesh Joshi, Simon Eatough, Barry Flint

Commercial property and investment company LCP has announced the promotion of five new directors at its West Midlands headquarters.

Rob Ellis has been promoted to director of shopping centres, while Barry Flint is now director of tenant liaison. Director of leasing is Rakesh Joshi and Simon Eatough takes on the role of director of landlord and tenant. Jason Goss has also been promoted to director.

Martin Wade, Nick Bryson and David Charlton have been promoted to associate director and Paul Davies is now head of property management. Anneka Lowe is appointed head of marketing and PR.

All team members are based at LCP House, on the Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, which it owns and manages.

James Buchanan, managing director of LCP, said: “After a sustained period of growth, which has seen us invest more than £302m across our entire UK portfolio in the past year, I’m pleased to announce these key promotions at our West Midlands headquarters, which strengthens the senior team.

“Having this experienced team in place will enable us to achieve our acquisition and asset management goals over the next few years.”

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A full service advertising agency is celebrating a record year for its Birmingham office after it secured a string of new wins.

M3, which also operates out of sites in Albrighton and London, launched its presence in the second city just over three years ago and in that time has built up a global client list that is generating over £1.2m of the firm’s £8m annual billings.

Specialising in executing digital creative and marketing campaigns, the agency’s second biggest base has created five jobs in the last few months and plans to move to larger offices shortly that can accommodate up to 30 individuals.

It marks what has been a period of growth for the company and comes just a few weeks after it completed its senior management team with the appointment of Emma Bowen as group account director.

She brings with her two decades of experience in media and marketing, including heading up Adgen for four years.

Nick Lovett, managing director of M3, saidt: “This is massive coup for our business to get someone of the pedigree and experience of Emma and gives us real strength in depth in our senior management team.

“Even with the pressures of Covid-19, we are still seeing strong growth, especially in our Birmingham office where we are witnessing major demand for our digital, creative, SEO and video services.”

Bowen’s appointment is the latest in a series of additions to the senior management team at M3, with Steve Price and Dave Gayson joining as creative director and performance director respectively.

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Emma Howden

Birmingham’s Delicious PR has welcomed two new members to its team.

Emma Howden joins as senior PR account manager bringing within her almost 20 years’ of PR experience within the hospitality industry spanning Mitchells and Butlers and Solihull Council.

Lorena Tolic has come onboard as full time social media and PR executive.

Delicious PR MD Anita Champaneri said: “Since government restrictions were fully lifted last summer the Birmingham restaurant and bar scene has exploded and we’ve seen a host of new venues open up in the City which has resulted in several new client wins. This year has been even better with a wealth of opportunity coming up and our senior hire ensures we are in a better place to capitalise on this. I’m delighted to welcome Emma and Lorena and know they will both become an invaluable part of the Delicious team.”

The duo will be work across a number of the agency’s client portfolio including Park Regis, Lucarelli in the Mailbox, the new champagne bar Emporio Atari in Touchwood and Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

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