People: Modo25; Clarion; Professional Energy Purchasing; and more

Leeds-based digital marketing agency, Modo25 has invested further into its team with the appointment of six recruits.

James Pinto, Arina Krasilova, Isobel Wormald, Phil Wright, Fatema Mulla and Francesco Natali have joined the agency.

With over five years of marketing industry experience, Pinto arrives as a performance marketing manager, creating strategies for growth on a range of paid marketing channels.

He previously held the position of paid marketing manager at the Matt Haycox Group.

Krasilova is joining as a senior SEO manager, leveraging her seven years of experience at Kinesso, where she grew within the agency to become a well-rounded SEO expert.

As part of her role, she will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of client-focused SEO strategies.

Appointed as senior business development manager, Wormald brings over 10 years of sales and marketing experience across agencies ranging from start-ups to larger multinationals.

She is tasked to ensure the ASK BOSCO® platform and Modo25 agency services are showcased to target clients and grow the business by closing deals with ambitious businesses that need these services.

The sales team has seen the addition of Wright as a senior business development manager.

He will be working with potential clients to understand their challenges with digital marketing, reporting, and forecasting. He will help to solve client challenges using ASK BOSCO® and the wider Modo25 agency expertise.

The Modo25 marketing is also increasing in size with the appointment of Mulla as marketing executive.

She will plan and execute social media strategies, blog content, e-mail outreach and event strategies for both the Modo25 and ASK BOSCO® brands.

Finally, the agency welcomes Natali as a data engineer for ASK BOSCO®. She will be responsible for supporting the whole ASK BOSCO® team in ensuring data within the platform is accurate and correct for clients.

Chief operations officer, Abi Liddle, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our latest recruits to Modo25 and ASK BOSCO®.

“They all bring a wealth of expertise, knowledge and passion for digital marketing that align perfectly with the agency’s core values.

“Modo25 and ASK BOSCO® continue to go from strength-to-strength and as the business grows, we are committed to building a dynamic and passionate team capable of tackling complex marketing challenges and delivering excellent results for our growing roster of clients.”


Clarion has continued its focus on developing talent by retaining seven of its newly qualified solicitors.

Amy Parry has joined the commercial dispute resolution team; Melissa Rycroft and Harry Beckett both qualified into the commercial property practice; Jonathan Schneider and Rebecca Walters have both qualified into corporate; Brandon Bradley moved into family; and Laura Savio became part of the intellectual property team.

Martin Grange, partner, and training principal, said: “Our well-established and engaging training programme has expanded over the years, and we are proud to once again celebrate so many young people successfully completing their training contracts and qualifying at Clarion.

“The enthusiasm and knowledge of this year’s cohort is a real boost and it’s always hugely satisfying to see these colleagues developing their skills and realising their ambitions.

“We wish them every success as they continue their journey with us.”

Helen Saunders, people director, added: “We have always been clear that people are at the heart of our continued business success, and we are committed to ensuring all members of the firm have access to learning, development and training opportunities to thrive within their role and continuously develop.

“Providing a positive and supportive working environment enables us to retain talent and ensure we have an engaged team who are committed to delivering the best service to clients.”


Sheffield-based independent energy consultancy, Professional Energy Purchasing (PEP), has expanded its team to support growth in its energy management division.

Giorgio Kasic has been appointed as project support co-ordinator to help facilitate the smooth operation of energy efficiency contracts and to assist with new business tenders.

He said: “This role is a great opportunity to learn a new sector that builds on my work experience so far and my Business and Management degree.

“One of the biggest draws of the job is that it is client facing which is the opposite of my last role in human resources. It’s also numerically based which is a particular strength of mine and one that will add value to the team.”

Energy management projects have grown significantly over the last two years since MD, Linda Spencer set up the division to complement the company’s procurement service.

This has been driven by changes in Government legislation to lower carbon emissions, and clients looking for ways to reduce energy and costs. The business has also won several government-funded tenders to help reduce carbon emissions from businesses across the region.

Spencer said: “Giorgio is a welcome addition to the team who will take over much of the energy management administration including report writing and client liaison.

“That will allow the energy managers to able to spend more time out on-site completing energy audits and project managing any sustainable implementation plans for our clients.

“Giorgio brings a good work ethic and relevant business degree which made him an ideal fit for this position, and I wish him a long and happy career with us.”


Mark Turnbull has been promoted to director of OEM and consulting at Leeds-based data and technology company, cap hpi.

The role’s broader remit will see him continue to expand the consulting team’s global reach and work with vehicle manufacturers to help them accelerate their product and growth plans.

He will lead the consulting and OEM teams to bring together data and technology to help customers benefit from the latest advances in forecasting and insight.

Turnbull said: “As a team, we are ideally placed to help OEMs manage the launch of new EVs into the market and tackle some of the challenges that the transition to net zero brings.

“We are working across the product lifecycle, from advice on the design and development of new models, to run-out and replacement, alongside residual value optimisation and remarketing strategies.

“As we continue to innovate, our data and insight products can help OEMs navigate the rapidly evolving market and manage risk.”

Turnbull has held senior roles at cap hpi for over 10 years and is a regular spokesperson at global automotive conferences.

In addition to the consulting team, cap hpi supports vehicle manufacturers with a range of data and technology products, including cap code, residual value forecasting, total costs of ownership and SMR forecasting, vehicle configurators, HPI vehicle checks and NMR mileage services.

Chris Wright, managing director, said: “Mark brings a wealth of experience to his new role, where a broader remit will enable him to bring together the full range of data, technology and insight available across the business.

“It’s essential that the industry has the support it needs to operate efficiently and thrive in these changing times.”