Motionlab unveils a further six new recruits

Staff numbers at digital creative agency Motionlab now stand at an impressive 35 after the firm announced six new additions to its team due to mounting client demand.

To ensure careful and comprehensive project delivery for Motionlab’s entire client portfolio, the company has appointed three new account managers; Barrie Hodson, Hannah Rogers and Lauren Grandidge.

Barrie has had involvement in the web/digital industry for the past four and a half years, his previous role being digital project manager at Door4. His new role as a digital account manager will see him work closely with Motionlab’s head of digital to help manage the company’s digital offering for both new and existing clients.

“I’ve been aware of Motionlab and the quality of work they produce for a number of years now and it’s exciting to have the opportunity to be part of the team helping to deliver that quality.”

Hannah joins after completing a work placement at advertising agency TBWA/Manchester. She will be responsible for co-managing all on and offline marketing requirements for two national exhibitions; The FIT Show and the inaugural Build Show.

They’re both joined by Lauren who after moving to Preston in 2008 has worked within advertising sales for the last five years. It was whilst working at another agency that she gained a thirst for the digital marketing sector and sought to locate the best agency that could support this move.

Motionlab’s design department has also been significantly strengthened with the recruiting of experienced designer Rick Buckley, formerly senior designer at Parker Sandford, who has worked on behalf of several high-profile brands including Adidas, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, LeCoqSportif, Warburtons and DW Sports.

"After developing skills at a wide range of agencies throughout the North West for over 15 years, I'm delighted to be joining such a forward thinking agency in Motionlab, and working as part of such a talented team."

Completing the newly expanded team are technical developer Michael Dalke and front-end developer James Dobson.

As well as working for numerous Manchester-based agencies, Michael has also had the opportunity to work with some of the biggest agencies in the country working to create e-commerce solutions that integrate with client’s businesses to aid sales and online presence. A Computer Science graduate, James worked as a web developer for a SAP e-commerce company before moving to a more front-end orientated development position at Skiddle. Working as a front end developer for Motionlab, he will be responsible for the production, modification and maintenance of website’s user interfaces.