Iris puts on 37 stone 6 pounds

Posted: August 26th, 2008 in News, People

There may be a gym in the Cornish Place development where our offices are located (well, that’s the rumour anyway), but we’ve put on some considerable weight recently. And, contrary to what you might expect, we’re actually rather chuffed about it.

In recent weeks we’ve added quite a few inches to our collective waistline with the arrival of three new recruits:


Ben Hall 13 stone 2 pounds

Account handling heavyweight, Ben Hall has now joined Iris as Senior Account Director. He brings a wealth of experience in design and digital applications with him. Ben previously worked at Story in London, where he handled accounts as diverse as Silvercross and E*Trade. Before that, he worked across the pond at The Wonderfactory in New York. Ben’s primary role will be to head up our growing client services team and he’ll be working directly on Yorkshire Forward, Cogent, The University of Hertfordshire and Royal Mail.

Steve Doyle 13 stone 4 pounds

We’ve also recruited our very first Head of Copy, Steve Doyle. Steve previously worked for Dig For Fire in Sheffield where he was Creative Group Head and senior writer on some pretty hefty accounts including HSBC, The Co-operative Bank, Tesco, Travis Perkins, Engage Mutual Assurance and Budget Insurance.

Andy Young 11 stone

Finally, we’re also very pleased to announce that following a placement, Andy Young has joined us as a designer. Andy is a graduate from Sheffield Hallam University and although this will be his first ‘proper’ job as a designer he certainly punches above his weight in design terms.