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Award-winning journalist takes on new PR role

Gill PottsAn award-winning regional journalist has taken up a new public relations role.

Gill Potts, pictured, has joined Oldham-based design and marketing agency Cornerstone, where her duties will include writing press releases, website content and email marketing and social media campaigns.

Gill has previously worked for the Manchester Evening News, Oldham Evening Chronicle, Rochdale Observer and the former Tameside Advertiser, where she won the national Newspaper Society Journalist of the Year award.

During her career she has worked on a number of high-profile news stories including the legacy of the Moors murders, the Harold Shipman case, the murder of Lee Rigby and the Manchester Arena terror attack.

In recent years, she helped launch Newsquest weekly the Oldham Times, and worked as a copy-sub on the Liverpool Echo, Huddersfield Daily Examiner and MEN.

She has also been a freelance writer for agencies across Greater Manchester.

Cornerstone works with clients in sectors including gyms and leisure, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, engineering, structural design, property, building society, arts and tourism.

In addition, it works with charity and research organisations including Cancer Research UK.