Tees Valley based branding and marketing agency, The Creative Alchemist, has recently welcomed a new full time recruit to strengthen its team.

The agency, which is based in Boho One, Middlesbrough, has appointed Steven Askham as Marketing Manager.

Steven started his career in the legal sector but had a yearning to work in marketing and gave up his full-time job to attend University to study a BA (Hons) Marketing. Fast forward three years and he’s graduated from Teesside University with first class honours and landed his dream job.

Working alongside Account Director, Emma El-Khawaja, Steven will write strategies, contribute creative ideas and manage marketing plans for clients as well as delivering the agencies marketing strategy.

Talking about his appointment Steven said: “I’ve admired The Creative Alchemist’s work for quite some time, so I’m delighted to join the team.”

“They take pride in developing creative ideas based on strategic insight and it’s this combination of art and science that really attracted me to the business.”

The Creative Alchemist works with a range of clients to reinvigorate existing brands, as well as creating new ones. Built around an established team with over 50 years industry experience, the agency helps brands grow through its solid three phase approach which is business focussed, customer centric and results driven.

Lisa Holt, Managing Director said: “Our creativity, strategic know-how and integrated approach has seen us win a variety of new clients close to home and operating internationally. Steven will be a great asset to the team as his creative ideas and strategic marketing knowledge will add value to the brands we work with and he’s exactly the person we need to develop our brand further.”

Established in 2015, The Creative Alchemist has built an impressive portfolio of local, regional, national and international clients across a range of sectors from health to engineering and professional services.