Posted on: 14.06.2021

ilk makes four new appointments

Leeds-based agency, ilk, has made four new additions across its PR and social media, creative account management and design teams as the business continues to grow. 

Brittany Noppe joins the business as PR & social media manager and will be responsible for delivering multi-channel campaigns for a variety of clients including Leeds Corn Exchange. Brittany joins ilk from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, where she was Communications & Marketing Officer. 

Also joining the PR and social media team is Abby Simmons, who has been hired as PR & social media executive. Having recently completed an MA in PR and Strategic Communications at Leeds Beckett University, Abby will offer media relations and social media support for clients including Visit Leeds. 

Georgie Smith joins ilk as Creative Account Manager and was previously an Account Manager within the CGI team at Intermarketing Agency. Having worked closely with clients and inhouse 3D artists to produce marketing renders and animations in her previous role, Georgie will be managing the provision of a raft of creative for a variety of clients including digital infrastructure provider, CityFibre. 

Also joining ilk as a Middleweight Designer is Ruth Fogden. Ruth previously worked as a Creative Designer at marketing agency, Magpie where she worked across a variety of campaigns like the rebranding of University Centre Leeds. Ruth will offer design and creative support for clients including food processor, ABP. 

The four new recruits follow a string of new client wins for ilk, including multi Academy Award®-winning independent studio, Aardman; children’s ergonomic cutlery brand, doddl; Leeds City Council’s Destination Management Organisation, Visit Leeds.

Nev Ridley, managing director at ilk, added: “Bringing Brittany, Abby, Georgie and Ruth 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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