Ignition boosts team to meet new work influx

Ignition, the Bristol-based exhibition, events and experience designer, has appointed four new senior staff members to its team.

Katy Evans joins Ignition as client partnership director, heading up the drive for new business opportunities for the firm across the aerospace and defence, renewable energy and finance sectors.

Sam Morris now returns to Ignition, where he worked for nine years until 2016, to become the company’s new head of operations. Morris’ role will include overseeing the company’s design development and warehouse teams in order to get designs off the page and into production.

Hannah Preston joins Ignition as account director. Her dual role at Ignition will cover both exhibition project management and client services, allowing her to hone her client management skills and broaden her exhibition project experience.

Finally, Saskia Horne is the company’s new office manager where she will have responsibility for office and facilities management, executive PA duties for Ignition CEO Sam Rowe, plus HR, finance and project support.

Rowe said: “Our 2024 forecast is already triple that of 2021 and we expect to be back to pre-pandemic business levels by 2025. We’re delighted to be welcoming four new senior team members to the business to help respond to new opportunities and are also now working with a fellow B Corp recruitment specialist to ensure we reach the very best local creative talent for our future needs.”

Image: Hannah Preston, Saskia Horne, Katy Evans, and Sam Morris