Creative brand engagement agency Strata has announced eight new hires across its operations, technical production, event project management, and HR teams to deliver increased demand across multiple client accounts.
Supporting this growth is the director of people, Jake Shuckburgh, who joins in this newly created position to lead the agencies people strategy. He will be responsible for all things people, and will be incorporating employee wellbeing, mental health, and culture development of the workforce across all Strata locations.
In the Live Department, Katie Lewis joins from WRG as a senior delegate manager, and Charlotte English has been appointed project account executive to primarily support on event delivery for the agency’s automotive clients.
Matthew Vallis, previously of Chameleon Event Production, strengthens the production team as technical production manager, in response to the growing demand for both live and virtual experiences.
The operational department has seen the biggest growth recently, with four new team members including, Lauren Hayward in the new role of operations assistant; David Rayner, warehouse manager; and Adam Tait and Colin Waldron as new warehouse and event operatives respectively.
This recruitment drive comes as the agency continues to see a rapid influx of briefs following the lifting of restrictions combined with new client wins, as well as a continued need for virtual experiences.
Simon Hambley, CEO of Strata said: “The industry is returning with a bang and in response we are seeing growth across our whole client base. The past two years have taught us that we are adaptable, but the demand for live experiences is well and truly restored, and that is evident in the increase in client briefs coming through.
So as both domestic and international events return, we are preparing our team and operations, developing our capabilities and strengthening the bandwidth within the business to set us up for our busiest year to date.”