Following a series of contract wins, Huddersfield-based PR and communications agency KC Communications has recruited a junior PR executive and made an internal promotion as it sets out its ambition to increase turnover by 60% by August 2022.
Abi Gosling has joined the agency, having completed her A-Levels at Huddersfield New College, as junior PR executive role, and is the fifth recruit to the agency in the last 12 months.
Abi will be undertaking a PRCA Apprenticeship course as part of her role, learning about the fundamentals of the industry whilst working in an agency environment, supporting the senior team with new business, content creation, market research and PR outreach.
Brianna Allsopp, who is only four months into her PRCA Apprenticeship course, has also been promoted to PR executive having demonstrated the ability to implement her new-found knowledge swiftly and enabling the client services team to deliver on its objectives.
Brianna’s new role will see her taking more responsibility for supporting the client services team further by undertaking public relations and social media activity along with supporting the development of communication strategies.
Having won the prestigious SME Employer of the Year category at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020, the appointment of Abi and the promotion of Brianna showcases the firm’s commitment to the apprenticeship training programme as a valuable route for young people looking to kickstart their PR careers.
The new appointments follow a series of client wins, including Essex-based period wear manufacturer, Iceni Silver, events production company, AYRE Events and confidential waste disposal firm, Go Shred.
As the PR and communications agency continues to grow, KC Communications is on track to hit its objective of increasing profit by 60% by September 2022.
Commenting on the appointments and recent growth for the company, Katrina Cliffe, managing director, said: “Having started out my own career journey as an apprentice 21 years ago, I am delighted to welcome Abi to the team and promote Brianna to PR executive.
“Brianna has impressed us since the day she started with her dedication and creative skillset, and Abi looks to be heading in the same direction already! I look forward to sharing my knowledge and supporting them both as they develop their careers and the business continues with its ambitious growth plans.”
Abi added: “Although I’ve not been with the team long, I have already worked on new business pitches and written creative content for both KC Communications and their diverse range of clients. The agency is growing expeditiously with some fantastic new clients joining the roster, and I can’t wait to see what the team does next.”
The firm is also recruiting for a further two roles including a PR apprentice and a PR account manager to support in achieving its 21/22 growth targets.