Guardian News & Media has appointed Tania Harwood, previously group client director at Initiative, and Andrew Goldsmith, previously sales director at Primesight, to the new role of business partners reporting into the company’s UK commercial director, Nick Hewat.
Harwood will be responsible for the multidisciplinary team working with Group M while Goldsmith will lead the group working with Omnicom and Denstu Aegis Network.
GNM’s chief revenue officer Hamish Nicklin restructured the publisher’s commercial team after joining in June this year. As part of the changes, Nicklin brought the division together in varied teams working together with specific agency groups.
During Tania’s time at the Interpublic agency, she led relationships with its major clients and pitches, including Travelodge, Mothercare and Harley-Davidson. Tania started her career at J Walter Thompson and CDP’s media department, followed by a 12 year stint at OMD – she will take up her new role in January 2017.
Andrew was promoted to the position of sales director at Primesight in June last year. He joined the outdoor business in 2014 having started his career at in magazines at Dennis Publishing and IPC Media (now Time Inc) before moving to Global Radio. Andrew will take up his new role in February 2017.
Tania and Andrew will be joined as business partners by Tom Crichton of Mediavest who also joins in February 2017.
On these new hires, Nick Hewat said: “We have realigned the commercial team to deliver the best possible results and service for clients and bring our platform for action proposition to life. The business partners will play a pivotal role and I couldn’t be more excited to announce our new hires – they are strategic, smart and have an impressive set of experience and results to bring to the table.”
We wish Tania, Andrew, Hamish and Nick and all the team at GNM all the very best for these new Victorious Partnerships.
You can read more about Tania and Andrew’s appointments here.