Hayley Lawrence, director of events and member of the board at integrated marketing agency Brand and Deliver, has been appointed to the role of managing director. Founder Ben Gallop will remain in the position of CEO, handing over responsibility for the day to day running of the award-winning Shoreditch-based agency to Lawrence.
Hayley joined Brand and Deliver in 2010 as an account director, before being promoted to director of events and joining the board in 2015. During this time, Lawrence has played a leading role in growing the agency, increasing turnover by 65 per cent in the last 12 months and securing contracts with high value clients such as LG and Three. In her new role, Lawrence will be responsible for the day to day running of Brand and Deliver, overseeing all project delivery, client relationships and operational aspects of the agency.
Lawrence said: “From my early days as a freelance production manager when B&D were my client, to an incredible seven years working my way through the ranks, B&D has been in my blood for a long time now. I love the agency, from the creativity of its staff to its inspirational leadership and I’m honoured to be working alongside Ben to steer us through this next phase of growth.”
Gallop added: “Hayley is one in a million. I can’t put a figure on the value she has brought to the agency through her incredible work ethic, her creative spark and her straight-talking approach. I know she will do a fantastic job running Brand and Deliver, allowing me to focus on the strategic direction of the agency alongside other projects.”