Barques new appointments - l-r Elliot Pettingale - Matt Rees - Kieran Quinn - Jilly Cosgrove MD Barques

Barques increases head count to meet growing client portfolio

Birmingham full-service design, digital and PR agency Barques has bolstered its team, appointing three new members of staff to enable it to meet growing client demand.

The Ludgate Hill-based agency, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has celebrated five significant client wins in the first three months of the year, adding to its burgeoning portfolio of clients across a wide range of sectors.

Computer science graduate Elliot Pettingale, who has seven years’ programming and software experience, has joined as a web developer specialising in web applications, while Matt Rees joins the team as digital account manager. University of Wolverhampton graduate Matt, who has worked on accounts including Jaguar Land Rover, Disney and Netflix, will be responsible for managing a suite of existing Barques clients in addition to building his own client portfolio.

Barques has also welcomed Kieran Quinn as social media manager. The Birmingham City University business and marketing graduate was previously an account manager with responsibility for multiple campaigns for projects such as the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar I-PACE and Jaguar E-PACE. 

Barques managing director Jilly Cosgrove said: “This is an exciting time for the agency as we prepare to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We’ve appointed three key members to our team, all of whom have strong experience in their fields, and we’re looking forward to them playing central roles in the business as we grow our regional, national and international portfolio.”