“After a successful first year, Hull-based creative communications agency, Pace, has expanded its team with five new appointments across its client services and digital teams.

The agency was set up in 2015 by ex-KCOM Director, Anita Pace, after she spotted an opportunity in the area for a true creative communications agency. Pace champions a mix of strategy, design, PR and digital expertise across earned, owned and paid media to provide clients with a more creative approach to their communications challenges.

With twelve years’ experience across a range of marketing roles, Shirin Kemp has joined the company as marketing director, tasked with developing a coherent growth plan while continuing to deliver gold-standard services to existing clients.

Supporting Shirin are two new Account Managers, Chloe Hart and Abbi Winfield. Chloe joins the company having worked with some of the world’s largest FMCG brands including SC Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Philips Lighting and Unilever. Abbi has six years’ experience in communications, having worked both agency-side and in-house across a number of sectors including travel, retail, food, chemicals and entertainment.

Pace has also built on its digital and content expertise with the hiring of Digital Marketing Manager, Kaye Neylon, and Content Executive, Tom Mitchell. Returning to Hull from Manchester, Kaye brings a wealth of digital knowledge to the company. A first-class English, Communication and Media graduate, Tom will work alongside Kaye and the client services team to develop the agency’s content proposition.

Managing director, Anita Pace, said “It’s been an incredible first year for us. Pace continues to go from strength to strength, with a solid mix of new client contracts and existing client portfolio growth. The expansion of the team will help us build on what we’ve achieved in the last 12 months. I’m lucky to work with a great team and we’re very excited for the year ahead and beyond.”