Posted on: 22.10.2021

ilk makes four new appointments 

Leeds-based agency, ilk, has made four new additions across its digital, PR and paid media teams as the business continues to expand its integrated brand communications capabilities. 

Craig Wymer joins ilk as a Senior Web Developer. Building on 10 years’ experience in web development, Craig previously worked as a front-end developer for eCommerce agency, Statement in Leeds. Craig will be leading on web development projects for brands including ABP, CityFibre and St. Leonard’s Hospice. 

Owen Cookman also joins ilk’s digital team as a Junior Web Developer. Owen originally studied as a musician at Leeds College of Music and retrained as a full stack software developer during the first national lockdown. Owen will be supporting on a raft of web development projects across the agency’s client portfolio. 

Joining ilk to enhance its rapidly expanding paid media offering is Emilia Lingwood. Emilia joins ilk from Blueclaw, a search marketing agency based in Leeds, where she worked within a paid media team specialising in Google Ads and digital advertising platforms. Since joining ilk, Emilia has been working on a number of multi-channel paid media campaigns including one for the Sport England-funded Active Partnerships programme. 

Amber Collins also joins ilk’s PR and social media team as a PR and Social Media Executive. Having recently completed a Master’s degree at Leeds Beckett University in Public Relations and Strategic Communication, Amber will offer media relations and social media support for clients including doddl and Flo Software. 

The four new recruits follow a series of new client wins for ilk including software and funding experts, Flo Software, Sheffield City Council and Active Partnerships. 

Nev Ridley, managing director at ilk, added: “Bringing Craig, Owen, Emilia and Amber into the business will strengthen our offering across all of our services significantly and comes at a time when our clients’ demands for fully-integrated campaigns continue to grow. I’m certain all new appointments will have a really positive impact on the quality of work we deliver for clients across the board.” 

ilk offers a range of services including branding, strategy, video, design, PR and social. For more information please visit or follow on social at @ilkagency. 

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