Kevin Roberts – the former global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi – was appointed chairman of the group in January, and former Grayling CEO Alison Clarke became chairman of the Only Marketing brand in February.
Laurna Woods, CEO at Beattie, said: “In 2016, we recruited 30 new people into the agency to handle our growing client base.
“In 2017 we are continuing to recruit across all our offices as well as making strategic appointments at a senior level. When it comes to digital marketing, Deborah is outstanding and I look forward to her having a massive impact on our business.”
Beattie’s digital clients include Discovery Channel, High Street TV and pharmaceutical giant Merck.
Since January, Beattie Group has recruited Charlotte Lowe and Laura Withers in London, Jamie Connolly and Patrina Nolan in digital, Tomas Fallon in Birmingham, and Scot Morrison, Thessa Buchanan and Carla Rinaldi in Glasgow.
Headquartered in London, the group has eight offices in the UK. It recently announced its expansion into Canada.