Appointments: Agile bring in young, fresh marketing team

Agile Group, an IT and communication company agency based in Stockton, has taken on two apprentices and a marketing co-ordinator as it expands its growing company

Doug Moody Photography Simon Scotchbrook, MD of Agile
Simon Scotchbrook, MD of Agile

New digital marketing co-ordinator Sophie Hobson joined Agile after finishing her degree in marketing at Teesside University and is loving every minute of the job. Her day sees her managing social media, building email campaigns and creating eye-catching graphics. Sophie applied for the job as she felt Agile would allow her to be freely creative and that’s exactly what she found: “We get a real sense of ownership working at Agile, especially in the marketing team.’

Agile’s new marketing co-ordinator Emily Dallara comes from a completely different background, previously having had a successful street food business and marketing for a country estate. She joined Agile at the end of the summer, ready for a new challenge. Her role involves planning marketing collateral, liaising with the product managers to build campaigns, PR and project-managing exciting mini projects, soon to be revealed in the New Year.

Working at Agile, said Emily, was exhilarating: “The business is so vast, I relished the chance to learn about all the product areas and the whole Agile team naturally bounce off each other, it is a very creative and driven place to work.’ Emily is currently finishing her business degree at Teesside University and finds it has helped her in the role, especially when supervising a small marketing team.

The most recent recruit at Agile is market researcher Matthew Johnson, the fun, sociable Billingham lad who keeps everyone entertained in the office. These qualities are what makes him a fantastic addition to the marketing team. Speaking to clients on the phone is what he does best and he is already smashing targets. He genuinely gets on with everyone and says that “the atmosphere we create as a team” at Agile is his favourite part of working for the company so far.

With new recruits joining before Christmas it is clear to see that Agile’s managing director Simon Scotchbrook is investing in the right kind of people.


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