Catriona joins Hough Bellis as strong growth continues 

Hough Bellis has appointed Catriona Gilmore as Account Executive as the company enters a new period of strong growth.

Catriona will join the team permanently from 1st November following a stint at The Hut Group. Prior to that, Catriona had worked in marketing for leading cultural tour operator Martin Randall Travel, where she developed and led the organisation’s social media strategy.

With a keen eye for creativity and spotting new opportunities, Catriona is looking forward to working with ambitious and socially conscious organisations.

Hough Bellis Communications was launched in September 2016 and specialises in sharing the stories of charities, housing providers and companies with a social purpose.

Since then, the agency has grown significantly. Hough Bellis now counts more than 30 organisations retaining its services, ranging from architects and social landlords to mental health charities and cleantech companies. They are also embarking on a recruitment drive, with an Assistant Account Manager post currently being advertised.

Catriona will also be the first to benefit from the company’s new training programme, The CB Academy, named after co-founder Catherine Bellis. It was an early dream of the company to offer young communications professionals coaching and insight from esteemed professionals in the industry.

Hough Bellis’ ethos is focused on innovative and flexible ways of working. Working from home long before the pandemic made it the norm, the consultancy has no formal offices and promotes the freedom of its staff to choose the location and hours they work.

Catriona said: “I am passionate about finding and creating opportunities for exciting projects and worthy causes – which is exactly what Hough Bellis does.

“I’m honoured to be the first to train as part of the CB Academy programme, and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Bobbie Hough, Managing Director at Hough Bellis, added: “Hough Bellis is enjoying a period of sustained growth and Catriona’s appointment will support the services we offer. She will be an important part of our plans to give companies with a strong social purpose a voice.”

For more information email catriona@houghbellis.co.uk or call 07531 757664.