Social Communications has appointed Becki Ord to its Manchester PR team to further grow the £2 million turnover agency’s property and planning proposition across the North West.

Joining the five-year-old integrated agency as Senior Account Director, Ord will help deliver on the group’s ambitious vision for its next growth phase, through a client roster spanning public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Ord leads national PR and content briefs for Social including Brio Retirement Living and The Blackmore Group. A former journalist with over 16 years’ PR industry experience, she joins the agency after three years with Roland Dransfield to accelerate Social’s portfolio across the built environment.

Said Ord: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining this successful, fully integrated agency that has a clear vision for its future growth. I look forward to bringing my property and planning expertise to this exemplar team.”

Manchester’s Director of PR, Diana MacCarthy, added: “As our latest senior hire, Becki brings a host of built environment creds to the business, is skilled in strategic counsel and thought leadership content generation. We are thrilled to have her skill-set in the agency to accelerate our growth in the region.”

Social’s Manchester team is also currently supporting social enterprise Reason Digital to raise its profile in the charity and not-for-profit space, alongside new client Impact, a CSR reporting tool streamlining the way companies track and evaluate activity with a social or environmental benefit.

Ranked #11 in Prolific North’s top 50 PR agencies 2018, and with 35 staff across the Manchester, Leeds and Bristol offices Social’s national client roster spans property, planning, energy, education, rail and major infrastructure.