Appointments: Key appointments for design agency Sumo

Design agency Sumo has appointed two new members of staff at the Newcastle-based business

New recruit to North East-based design agency Sumo are account director Wendy Wilson, left, and Kala Preston, event director
New recruit to North East-based design agency Sumo are account director Wendy Wilson, left, and Kala Preston, event director

North East-based design agency Sumo has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of two new members of staff.

Wendy Wilson and Kala Preston and have joined the agency as account director and event director respectively.

Wendy takes up the newly-created position to support the agency in developing and nurturing its growing client base and lead the development and implementation of marketing and communication campaigns.

With more than 15 years communications and management experience, Wendy has a proven track record of developing and delivering innovative and successful initiatives for brands across the retail, leisure, professional services and education sectors – bringing extensive sector-specific knowledge that will complement the current Sumo offering.

Also joining the Sumo team is Kala. With nearly two decades of cultural marketing and development experience, Kala will lead the production and delivery of international conferences including events in Geneva, London and Indianapolis.

Jim Richardson, MD of Sumo, said; “We’re incredibly pleased to welcome Wendy and Kala to the team. Wendy’s commercial expertise and breadth of industry experience combined with Kala’s specialist-sector knowledge allows us to bring a unique and engaging skill-set to our client offering.

“Recent months have seen us continue to win new business across a variety of sectors. In order to keep up with demand we felt it important to expand our teams, employing staff with the right expertise to complement our current skills set.”

Newcastle-based Sumo, celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, delivers branding, design and digital projects for regional and national clients including Naylors, the National Trust, Sage and the National History Museum.

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