Leading Newcastle-based search marketing agency Evolved Search has announced it has welcomed Sinead Halliwell to the senior team as its new Head of People.
As part of this key role, Sinead will lead on shaping the award-winning organisation’s people strategy, talent attraction and retention initiatives and overall HR procedures within the business, to ensure the culture and values are aligned with the agency’s growth targets.
Sinead, who has a passion for improving workplaces and people development, said: “I’m delighted to be taking a step into such a pivotal role at Evolved Search. It’s an exciting time to join the agency as their path to further success has been clearly outlined for the coming 5 years and I’m looking forward to playing my part in that growth.”
“I was attracted to Evolved Search by the company’s evident commitment to its people and their general wellbeing and personal growth. Whilst this is a challenging period for a lot of businesses, it has been refreshing to see this positive focus on People remain at the forefront. We have some big projects planned that will enrich the employee experience and boost opportunities for all, and it’s been very rewarding getting stuck into these initiatives already.”
Prior to joining Evolved Search, Sinead worked as a Senior People Advisor in the Human Resources department for global menswear retailer END., as well as various people-centric roles in the Offshore Engineering and Security industries. She joins the agency with a wealth of experience and knowledge, along with Mental Health/Wellbeing qualifications and relevant certifications from the CIPD.
Ian McIntosh, Managing Director at Evolved Search, said: “Our people are our greatest asset and we want to ensure we’re attracting and retaining the best people and truly offering something to enhance their career during the time they spend at Evolved Search.
“Whilst we’ve done a good job of that so far, the time came where we needed specialist HR knowledge in-house to elevate efforts and maintain our status as an employer of choice for digital marketing professionals in the region, so I’m delighted that someone of Sinead’s calibre has joined us at this crucial time for the agency.”
In addition to Sinead’s appointment, the agency has also welcomed 4 other new starters across departments, including Beth Watson as Digital PR Manager, Danny Gee as Content Marketing Executive, Kathryn Horrocks as an Account Manager and Ami Littlefair as a Digital Graphic Designer.