research, marketing and PR agency, NGI Solutions, has appointed a new
leadership team and welcomed fresh faces after several key contract wins.
in 2014, the Gateshead-based agency has seen substantial growth in the last
five years delivering projects for clients across a range of sectors – from tourism,
hospitality retail and events to professional services, commercial property and
the trading arm of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), all profits from NGI
Solutions are reinvested back into the work of NGI to promote the North East and
drive economic growth.
Solutions has won several new projects recently, including research contracts
with energy giant SSE and Stockton Council, and a major communications campaign
for Newcastle United Foundation.
director of marketing and communications at NGI, Kathie Wilcox, has been
appointed director of NGI Solutions. Kathie has a wealth of experience in PR
and marketing – both agency and in-house – including over 12 years with NGI
where she has enjoyed a variety of roles, from delivering major national and
international campaigns to managing media and corporate affairs.
Thomas has been promoted to associate director, working closely with Kathie to
grow the business, and will also lead on the research side of the agency. Ian
has nearly 20 years’ experience managing research projects and has worked with
a wide range of businesses, with special expertise in the hospitality, leisure
and culture sectors.
Balmer has joined the team as a dedicated senior account manager. Jodie joins NGI
Solutions from her previous role as marketing manager at Generator having
worked in B2B and B2C communications for the past seven years in several
high-profile integrated agencies globally across multiple sectors, including:
travel, FMCG, healthcare, tech, and telecoms. Jodie has a keen interest in PR
and digital marketing and will lead on new business and account delivery for
new addition to the team is Lucy Nichol, who joins as head of marketing and
communications. Lucy has over 15 years’ experience in PR and marketing, working
across arts and culture, higher education, housing and health, both in-house
and agency-side. She is also a keen mental health campaigner and a freelance
writer, with by-lines in a wide range of national media titles.
Kathie Wilcox, NGI Solutions
Director, said: “We’re really proud of the breadth of experience and expertise
that we have at NGI Solutions and our latest recruits have certainly bolstered
the team as we gear up for future growth. Over the past five years, the
business has developed substantially, with a host of new regional and national
clients tapping into our insight-led research, marketing and PR services to
support their own business aims; recent new clients include SSE, Newcastle
United Foundation and Stockton Council.
“Looking ahead, this year is
shaping up well with a fantastic team in place, some exciting new projects to
get our teeth into and lots of ideas for progression in the pipeline.”