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PHMG Appoints New Head of Talent Acquisition and Development


Audio branding agency PHMG has appointed Gareth Watt as Head of Talent Acquisition and Development.

Watt joins the company to support ongoing global growth plans and will be both spearheading the entire recruitment process, while managing the continual development of staff across the business.

He brings more than 12 years of experience in blue chip and digital media businesses to the role, having previously worked for Dentsu Aegis Network as UK Head of Recruitment, and Barclaycard in senior people resourcing positions.

“PHMG has earned an enviable reputation for the quality of its personnel – passion, hard work and people lie at the core of its ongoing success,” said Watt.

“I will be working to further raise the bar with the service we deliver and help PHMG take the next step in their evolution.”

Chief Financial Officer Matthew Toynton added:

“PHMG is a global market leader and we continue to work hard to ensure that our pole position is maintained.

“Attracting and keeping the star performers in our industry is the bedrock of our success so Gareth’s appointment represents a significant investment in our people. With an innovative approach to talent strategy, from process design to HR technology, he will be helping us to better support our clients and deliver market-leading products and services. We are confident he will help the company continue go from strength to strength.”

Established in 1998, PHMG is the world’s leading audio branding agency with more than 32,000 clients in 39 countries worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Audi and Adidas.

PHMG was recently placed tenth in the ‘Leadership and Culture at Work: the CMI/Glassdoor Top 20’ list. The company was also featured in the ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’, FT 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies’ and the ‘Greater Manchester Ward Hadaway Fastest 50’ lists.