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Integrated communications agency, Social has appointed its first Head of Client and Business Development.

Claire Quansah joins from Red Havas where she was previously operations director, as well as leading a number of corporate and B2B client accounts. In the newly created role, Claire will lead the burgeoning business development team to support Social’s ambitious growth plans across its six pillars and expanding client portfolio.

The award-winning agency which has offices in Bristol, Leeds and London and Manchester, has recently closed its year end with another 15% growth in revenue, creating a stable platform to deliver its ambitious plans for 2021.

To further support this growth, Social has also promoted two longstanding team members to senior management roles.

Zoe Tatton has been named as Head of Creative, leading the agency’s creative services offering which consists of Design, Video, Social Media and Digital for clients including the National Lottery, UK Sport and George Clarke’s Council House Scandal.

Meanwhile Sophie Steele is now the group’s Head of Finance after nearly two years with the business. The management accountant will be tasked with leading Social’s finance team to support senior management with growth plans, helping to improve commerciality and aid corporate financial decision making.

Claire Quansah said: “I’m thrilled to be joining such an ambitious and talented group of people at such an important time. Whilst 2020 has been a year where many businesses have had to reflect on their purpose, Social is an agency that has been purpose-driven since its inception. Its passion for having a positive social impact on clients, colleagues and wider community offers great appeal to any brand looking to make a difference in its communications.”

John Quinton Barber, founder and group CEO of Social, added: “I’m really pleased that Claire has joined us. She is someone that I have admired for a long time and she brings with her some great skills and experience. And it’s fantastic to welcome Claire, Zoe and Sophie to the senior team at Social at a time when we are experiencing continued high growth.”

Founded in 2013, Social prides itself on meaningful work that improves lives and makes a positive social impact. The agency’s work revolves around six key pillars including its built environment proposition Social Place alongside Social Care, its social value arm Social GoodSocial Lab strategic consultancy, Professional Services specialism and its creative services portfolio.