Two former regional daily journalists have joined a communications and marketing agency in the North-West of England.
Pelican Communications, based in Saddleworth, near Oldham, has announced the appointment of Jessica Beckett and Joe Robinson to its team.
Originally from Rochdale, Jessica has served as both a reporter and deputy news editor during her time at the MEN. She will work across a number of key food, food service and logistics accounts, managing a small team of consultants.
Joe Robinson, also 30, worked for The Gazette, Blackpool and BBC Radio 4. Outside of journalism, he spent time in communications with Conservative MP for Fylde, Mark Menzies, and as a communications officer for Blackpool Council.
Oldham native Joe will work across a number of food, packaging and environmental sector accounts for Pelican.
Michael Bennett, Pelican managing director, said: “It’s great news for Pelican to have secured two of the region’s leading communications professionals.
“They both understand our key food, food service, packaging, environment and outdoor markets and have vast experience in both journalism and communications.
“In their short time with us so far they have hit the ground running and are already making good progress and serving our clients with distinction.
“I look forward to seeing them progress and help deliver Pelican’s motto of ‘driving brilliant results’ for our clients.”