"The home and garden sector is a specialism of Hroc
and this win is all part of an ongoing strategy to expand our credentials even further in this sector."
For the last two years HROC
has been working with Wolverhampton Grammar School on its marketing and communication strategy.
Joshua Hollyoak has joined HROC
as video production editor following increasing demand for TV commercials, corporate videos and video content on web and social media platforms.
Joining from city centre PR agency Grayling, Ms Thorp is HROC
's fifth appointment in six months following a series of new client wins.
PR has also won PR accounts for Moores Furniture Group to support its Shades Bathrooms and Four Seasons kitchens brands, the media and social media relations for Nuby baby products and the contract for window and door manufacturer Evolution.
Andy Aston, planning director at HROC
said "This is a massive challenge for all of us but we are really looking forward to it.
David Geary (MediaCom North), Lucy Cook(Smart Media), Andrew Robinson (Birmingham Post & Mail), Mark Duncombe (Birmingham Post & Mail)' Lisa Greenway (WAA - PACE chairman), Jane Davies (BRMB)' Katie Brumwell, Terri Smart, Nicola Platt (all McCann Erickson)' Naz Jamil (Kerrang), Emma Holsey (Chrysalis Radio), Selena Higgins (Chrysalis Radio)' Clockwise from far left, Justin Farnan (Birmingham Post & Mail), Claire Deeley (Seale Communications)' Lesley Jones (First Radio), Cindi Cooper (Thomas Media), John Keane (Clear Channel)' Rob van Pooss (UKRD), Ian West (HROC
)' Henry Becket (WAA), Keith Price (Adline), Lorraine Hampson, RBH
Above, clockwise: David Borrowdale, Debbie Golec, Richard I C Kinnerley (all Yorkshire Bank); Warren Brett (Yorkshire Bank), Peter Williams (Grant Thornton), Tom O'Donnell (Yorkshire Bank), Mark Bevan (Shaylor Constantine); Matt Long (DTZ), Jayne Herritty (Calthorpe Estates), Nicki Gibberson (HROC
), Nick Ford (DTZ); Stefan Oehl (Drivers Jonas), Madeleine Reaves (Core Marketing), David Clark (Pemberstone), Vicki Adam (CB Richard Ellis), Mark Chapman (Drivers Jonas) Denis Hassett (Drivers Jonas); L-R front Simon Farrant (Phoenix Beard), David Allen (NAI Fuller Peiser), Adele McDermott (The Wilkes Partnership) (holding the winners trophy), Jack Jacovou (Wragge & Co LLP), Joe Morris (Wragge & Co LLP), L-R rear, Tony Jemmett (BPG), John Griffiths (GBR), Paul A Rixon (NAI Fuller Peiser)
Previously she was managing director of HROC
Public Relations, and began her career with spells in industrial boilers and design and architecture for the leisure industry.
Delivered by new media company, HROC
Interactive, part of the Birmingham-based marketing group HROC
, the half-day event will be the first hosted by the eBusiness Club in its new UK Online for Business suite, which boasts some of the latest presentation equipment and facilities.
``Carl also works for HROC
- the company which did the artwork and design for the calendar - so it all ties in nicely.''
Before that, he was employed by Golley Slater Brooker, McCann Erickson and the HROC