BURNLEY-based digital marketing agency +24 have appointed a new operations director as part of an ongoing growth strategy.

Carrie Nestor, who has almost two decades of experience in project management and operations at various firms across the North West, will work alongside managing director Dave Walker and technical project manager Steven Emery.

Ms Nestor, Lancaster University law graduate, who lives in the Ribble Valley with husband Dave and their two children, Hollie and Theo, will be aiming to help grow the business, which is also in the process of creating a raft of new jobs, including senior software developer roles and a marketing manager.

She said: “I’m really excited about this new challenge, the leadership team seem down-to-earth and Dave is clearly a master of his trade.

"I can’t wait to enable and add to his vision and plans moving into 2021.

“When I told my husband Dave about my new job, he joked that somebody called ‘Dave’ could finally tell me what to do.

“My appointment comes at a pivotal time for +24, especially with the launch of The +24 Academy next year, so I’ll be working tirelessly to raise the company’s profile.”

She added: “I’m going to be looking across the business in terms of continuing growth and profits.

“I have worked at and managed a lot of projects over the years as operations director, and know that sometimes the best thing for me to do is skim along the top.”

Ms Nestor has spent the last two years as operations director at Magma, a Chorley-based software, development and consultancy firm.

Commenting on +24’s newest appointment, managing director Dave Walker said: “We are delighted to welcome Carrie into the +24 family.

“With her experience and industry knowledge Carrie will soon make her mark on the business.”

He added: “2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and we feel very fortunate to have continued our strong growth and provide a glimmer of positivity by creating new job roles.

“I firmly believe the recovery of the economy next year will be heavily reliant on the digital sector which will lead to our biggest year yet but perhaps most importantly, the launch of the +24 Academy which aims to help reduce the devastating impact the digital skills gap has on the UK economy.”

To find out more about +24, go to: https://24marketing.co.uk/.