Refinery strengthens

The Refinery account handling team (and array of unusual hobbies) is now stronger to the power of four, with Gemma Connolly, Kim Ryan, Danielle Thompson and Tabitha Merritt all coming on board recently.

Self-confessed handbag junkie Gemma brings a wealth of retail experience to The Co-operative Pharmacy team, having joined from Momentum where she worked on delivering retailtainment for Asda. Her other passions include catering for private dining events and supporting Liverpool FC.

Sporty Danielle, who will be working mainly on the Bissell business, is another scouser with her own netball team in the Liverpool League. This is her first permanent job since graduating last year, but she is fresh from a year’s placement at Paver Smith, working on accounts including M&S Simply Food.

Kim’s interests include ‘general eating’ and her previous experience includes freelancing on the Aldi account at McCann. Kim is now working on The Co-operative Food team.

Ukulele player Tabitha is our final new recruit, coming to Refinery from Studio North. Another hobby is making cocktails, so it’s appropriate that she’ll be working on a heady mix of accounts including Manchester Arndale, Taytos and JD Williams.