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Strata confirms large personnel expansion

Strata Creative Communications has confirmed a large expansion by bringing in 12 new starters. The agency has created new roles across all departments, including client services, logistics, finance and operations.  

Laura Awcock joins in the role of client services director dedicated to supporting the agency’s pharmaceutical business. Awcock brings with her 11 years of industry experience from her time with Global Event Solutions, including her most recent position as operations director responsible for a number of leading pharmaceutical clients.  

The automotive client services teams are further bolstered by Rhian Head, account project manager; Amy Pragnell, account executive; Lucy Burton, account executive and Sam Murphy, event officer, who is implanted within a client team.  

Other senior hires include Alison Franklin who heads up the event operations team, and Sarah Stanyer, senior project manager. Steve Dubois assumes the role of event operator helping the event support teams, bringing with him many years of automotive events’ experience. Jenny Warrick joins as finance administrator to support the finance team.  

Strata has also taken on three new interns as part of their respective event management courses: Elizabeth Shirley, Libby Penny and Charlotte Bute.  

Simon Hambley (pictured left), chief executive officer, Strata said: “Over the last six months the agency has been responding to the growing needs of our clients by investing in our talent base across all the different layers of expertise. Our multi-layered approach allows us to service the needs of our clients and deliver a wide spectrum of projects from end-to-end, through one touchpoint. Delivering real efficiencies without compromising on creativity or quality.  

“I’m delighted to welcome Laura, Rhian, Amy, Lucy, Sam, Alison, Sarah, Steve, Jenny and our three new interns – Elizabeth, Libby and Charlotte to the Strata family. We have an exciting future ahead.” 

Strata Creative Communications was formed in 2018 after the merger of agencies Crown and Communique.