Collaborative Creations, a provider of creative business development and PR services for the events industry, has made a series of new appointments as it enters a period of expansion.
Stuart Wood (pictured left) joins as the company’s new Content Manager, and will be overseeing its PR and editorial output.
Stuart joins from event industry publisher Mash Media, where he was Deputy Editor. Mash Media is the publisher of a wide portfolio of magazines and websites dedicated to events, including Access All Areas, Exhibition News and Conference News.
Stuart will be applying his experience from the world of journalism to help Collaborative Creations’ clients tell their stories in a fresh and exciting way.
Also joining the team is Ian Saunders (pictured centre), who is the company’s new Business Delivery Manager. Ian will be helping the team manage its increased workload after a series of new client signings.
Ian previously served for 15 years as Executive Director of the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), recently renamed to the Association for Lighting Production and Design (ALPD). He will be bringing this depth of experience to the role alongside a wide range of contacts from 30 years working in the theatre lighting industry.
Finally, Luke Edwards (pictured right) joins the company as its new Marketing Manager. Luke is a familiar face on the lighting circuit who has toured with artists including Gary Numan, Jacob Collier and Kelis.
Luke is making a return to work after undergoing surgery for a brain tumour. He will be helping to plan and deliver comprehensive social media packages for CC clients, and create event-specific marketing strategies.
Tom Wilkes, Managing Director of Collaborative Creations, said: “This is a really exciting time for us at CC. After a difficult 16 months for us and the events industry as a whole, we’re now at a point where demand is pent up and we can expand once again. The new people joining our team are at the top of their game and I’m really pleased we managed to secure such an impressive roster.”