Papermill names its first MD
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Papermill names its first MD

(Papermill's Directors, from left: Lucy Wilkinson, Ashleigh Spencer-Shirley, Sarah Young and Nate Richardson)

Integrated full-service communications agency, Papermill has named agency veteran, Sarah Young as the first Managing Director in the company’s 14-year history.

Sarah has amassed over 17 years’ experience across independent agencies, leading integrated brand campaigns for clients within the consumer, retail and lifestyle industries, and was most recently Managing Director at iD Collective.

She joins the leadership team alongside Founder and Director Ashleigh Spencer-Shirley, Strategy and Operations Director Nate Richardson and Client Services Director Lucy Wilkinson.

Sarah's appointment aims to strengthen the agency’s consumer offering, complementing the existing property, corporate and lifestyle arms of the business.

Ashleigh Spencer-Shirley said: “The time is right to bring on a Managing Director to lead the next phase in Papermill’s growth. Having started this business with nothing but a laptop on my kitchen bench in 2010 to creating the multi-service agency we are today, I’m incredibly proud of the organic business growth and reputation that we have fostered.

“We have such a talented Director team in place that each bring different skillsets to underpin our multi-service offering and we are now primed for our next phase with Sarah and Nate at the helm.

“Sarah’s appointment will see her focus on new opportunities and business streams in the markets we are known for, while also expanding our consumer and lifestyle division - ultimately allowing me to focus on my true passions which are media strategy, issues management and client retention.”

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