Leeds-based Source Marketing Communications has bolstered its senior management team by appointing Chris Hughes as director.

With over 20 years’ agency experience in the PR and digital marketing space, Chris will largely be focused on driving further growth within the agency, helping oversee its strategic direction and expanding its digital PR offering.

He has worked on some of the UK’s largest consumer and B2B brands and joins from Boutique where he occupied the role of associate director for over three years. 

Commenting on his appointment, fellow Source director Martha Phillips said: “Having known Chris for over 17 years and previously worked together both agency and client-side, I knew he would be the perfect fit to strengthen the senior management team and help drive the business forward.

“His proven PR pedigree, coupled with his experience across a wealth of major brands in the digital marketing space, can only enhance our client proposition and accelerate our ambitious growth aims.” 

Chris Hughes added: “This is a really exciting time to join Source as it embarks on its next phase of expansion. The agency has built an excellent reputation in the industry, works with some superb clients and has a hugely experienced team in place – it’s an honour to be on board.”

Source, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is run by experienced practitioners, Steve Clark, Peter Downey, Martha Phillips and Daniel Kennedy, has also appointed Millie Wray as its new apprentice.

As a full service marketing and communications agency, Source specialises in channels such as PR, social media, SEO and paid digital and works for high profile brands including: Bellway Homes, MERKUR Casino UK and Age Partnership.  

The agency has offices on Park Square, Leeds. To find out more about the business visit www.sourcemc.co.uk or call 0113 380 1644.