Barques looks to the future with new director hire

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One of Birmingham’s longest established creative communications agencies has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of a new relationship director.

Anthony Bisseker has joined Barques, with responsibility for developing the agency’s extensive portfolio of clients and supporting its continued growth.

(l-r) Jilly Cosgrove and Anthony Bisseker of Barques
(l-r) Jilly Cosgrove and Anthony Bisseker of Barques

Anthony has more than twenty five years’ experience across multiple sectors at senior level, including client side and agency roles in strategic management and business development with the likes of CBSO, Trinity Mirror and Marketing Birmingham.

More recently he was head of operations for a global supplier to the manufacturing sector, with offices in Europe, Asia and North America.

Based on Ludgate Hill in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Barques has delivered creative, digital and communications services to start-ups, SMEs, national and multinational businesses for more than 30 years.

Its clients span sectors including commercial property and construction, leisure and tourism, manufacturing, education, and food and beverage, and includes brands such as Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Great Run Company, Stoford, King Edward VI Foundation Birmingham and Verdion.

The agency has recently refreshed its brand proposition and values which reaffirms its positioning in the agency marketplace and has also revamped its corporate website and social media channels. It is currently recruiting for three new positions to meet a rise in demand for its services.

Anthony Bisseker said: “I’m hugely excited to join such a well established Midlands agency with a fabulous reputation. Barques is a dynamic and growing team of creative communications professionals, who are delivering the very best service to an enviable portfolio of high calibre clients. I’m looking forward to the challenge of building on that success through a bold and powerful new brand proposition that will help us develop long-term and sustainable client relationships.”

Jilly Cosgrove, managing director of Barques, said: “I am really pleased that Anthony has chosen to embark on the next stage of his career with Barques. We have known each other in a professional capacity for several years and share the same honest and positive approach to client relationships and new business.

“It’s an exciting time for our agency as we look to the future and I’m confident that we have
the best people in place to take Barques forward for another 30 years to come.”

CAPTION: (l-r) Jilly Cosgrove and Anthony Bisseker of Barques.

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