8th March, Knutsford: Cheshire based boutique public relations agency Firework PR, has announced the appointment of two associate directors, Emma Beardsley and Gail Titchener, to its business. The two long-standing members of the team have been promoted in recognition of their outstanding contribution. The new roles will see the pair work with agency founders, Andrea Hounsham and Clare Wall, to build dedicated areas of specialism based on their brand experience in home interest, retail and leisure and professional services.
During her five years at Firework, Emma has helped develop the agency’s roster of current clients and delivered some exciting campaigns. Emma will now concentrate on developing Firework’s consumer and professional services clients to complement the existing brands that already cover home interest, retail and leisure and legal services.
“It’s been an eventful five years at Firework,” said Emma. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great brands as well as help develop and shape the business. Firework has given me the flexibility and support to advance my career whilst bringing up a young family which is very rare.”
Gail’s journalistic skills have been valuable in developing Firework’s range of content services across its client base. Her passion for writing gives Gail the opportunity to help startups and small businesses to achieve success by spreading the word through compelling and engaging company stories. Gail’s two years at Firework have been balanced with bringing up her three young girls and continuing to write for the women’s lifestyle media.
“Firework recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and achieving this milestone was a concerted team effort. Both Emma and Gail have proved to be invaluable in the time they have spent with us, regularly going the extra mile. Their levels of loyalty and continued energy has helped make us an incredibly strong team and build a successful business. It’s only right that this is rewarded.
“The fact that this has been achieved working part-time, with flexible hours to help juggle family commitments, is really important to us. It’s one of the reasons we believe Firework is so successful in retaining great, creative, senior female talent,” commented both Andrea and Clare.
“We’re excited to have both Gail and Emma on board to lead the business as we create our plans for the next five years. They have helped to reinvigorate our energy for the future. We’ll be focusing on developing the work we love, which is working with the business leaders and executive teams, whatever the size of the company, to build their brand with strong stories, effective messages and thought leadership that help deliver success.”