Limelight Sports has announced two new appointments with Rick Jenner appointed as strategy and insights director and Ian Scoffield appointed as group financial officer.
According to Limelight Sports, the appointments are another step in the development of the agency which last autumn received an investment boost from DCT Ventures, the investment arm of media owner DC Thomson.
Rick Jenner will have a key role in guiding the strategy of the agency going forward. He spent 13 years working for companies including ITV, News UK and Virgin Media, with a focus on making these companies more customer centric. In his new role he will be leading the advancement of Limelight’s insight capability, putting audiences at the centre of the development of experiences.
Ian Scoffield, the new group financial officer, has 20 years’ experience in the media and marketing world. He qualified with BDO in their media team and was financial director at Interbrand before becoming European financial director for the FutureBrand Group. Most recently he was group chief financial officer at Karma Communications Group.
Limelight Sports CEO, Craig Dews said of the appointments: “We are delighted to have two high level experienced practitioners who have extensive understanding of the marketing sector joining the agency, and who will help take Limelight Sports to the next level. Both have very strong track records and it is testament to the growth and appeal of participation sport that they have committed themselves to Limelight.
“Our focus is now firmly on working with major brands and capitalising on the exciting opportunities, particularly through new digital applications, that are opening up and enabling us to create an Active World.”