It’s time for a new chapter at AJ as Client Services Director, Ann Gardiner, has taken the plunge into retirement and stepped away from the business. Ann has been the most amazing business partner and although chalk and cheese, Ann and Alice made the perfect pair. They have dealt with the toughest of challenges together, mostly with smiles on their faces and created and run a thriving agency with a great team for many years. With her beautiful presence, it goes without saying that Ann will be greatly missed by everyone, but by nobody more than Alice.
As always with change, however, comes opportunity. Alice has been prompted to consider the business and re-structure it so it makes room for some rising stars, in particular Ibby. Ibby has proven himself to be a huge asset running our production department and Alice and Ann recognised his potential for growth into a bigger role some time ago. As a result, Ann spent time mentoring and training Ibby before she moved on to ensure a smooth transition was experienced by our clients, suppliers and the team. Ibby has taken everything in his stride and we have no doubt he will be fantastic in this new role.
There have also been other internal changes regarding the senior management team, with Sam’s creative talent seeing him promoted to Art Director and Eva’s expertise and knowledge being acknowledged with a new role as Head of TV.
It is a very exciting time for the business and we are all looking forward to continuing to be the hardest working DR agency in the UK today.