Sarah Dean Forrester joins as senior consultant and will head the office, reporting to Trimedia North head Sally Habergham.
She will oversee accounts in the North West, including Coca-Cola, Eversheds, McDonalds and O’Neills.
Dean Forrester was previously account director at Manchester-based Unique Creative Communications for two years. Before this, she spent seven years heading the press office for Greater Manchester Police, where she handled media surrounding the Harold Shipman case.
She brings with her a long-standing colleague and account manager at Unique Creative Communications, Michelle Forsyth, who joins as senior consultant, reporting into Dean Forrester.
Jess Boudin joins as account executive, bringing the permanent staff based in Manchester to three. A further four staff members work on North West accounts but are based in Leeds.