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B2B comms agency Skout bolsters its team with three new recruits

Skout three new recruits

B2B PR and marketing agency Skout has appointed Lee Simpson as head of technology practice, and James Weaver and Isobelle Yoxall as junior account executives to bolster its team through a period of high growth.  

Director Claire Lamb said: “We are delighted to welcome Lee, James and Isobelle to the team. All three will be instrumental to our ambitious growth plans as we continue to attract clients from a diverse range of industries.”  

Formerly of Fourth Day PR, Simpson joins Skout in the newly established role head of technology practice, bringing over 13 years of experience to the position. His previous background includes content strategy and execution for SaaS business’ ResponseTap and MPD Group (now Sorted).  

He commented, “I’m delighted to be joining at a time when the agency is experiencing rapid growth and I’m excited to be working with some incredibly forward-thinking businesses. Over the coming months, I hope to use my expertise to establish Skout’s new practice as the go-to marcoms support for ambitious and innovative B2B tech companies.”  

James Weaver, a journalism graduate from Staffordshire University, brings over a decade of journalism and content creation experience to Skout. He said: “I am thrilled to establish my professional adventure in PR and marketing at Skout. They are a dedicated and creative team who will be wonderful to work alongside.” 

Isobella Yoxall, multimedia graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, joins Skout with an eagerness to kick off her career in PR. She said: “The ambitious and constantly evolving world of marketing and PR has always appealed to me and I’m excited to be able to grow and develop my skills with the help of the Skout team.” 

Managing Director Rob Skinner added: “With the strong growth the business is experiencing it was the right time to create the role of head of technology. We now have a dedicated service which enhances our offering to our exciting roster of tech-focused clients and will continue to attract world leading innovators in the B2B space. I’m confident that Lee can support our development within this area. 

“James and Isobelle make great additions to the growing team at Skout and have already hit the ground running. James, with his previous experience in journalism, and Isobelle, with her qualifications in multimedia, will help us create meaningful stories and play a key role in engaging key audiences for clients.” 

Skout’s recruitment drive supports its award-winning work. Now in its thirteenth year, Skout boasts a portfolio of long-standing clients and exciting new wins, specialising in industries including legal, HR, marketing, construction, and financial services. 

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