Leeds-based agency Ponderosa Group has welcomed three new recruits, strengthening its offer as it continues to expand into new sectors and deliver a wider range of services.

Will Parkinson, 29, from Harrogate, Sophie Woodward 31, and Jamie Wright, 32 both from Leeds bring with them over 25 combined years of experience in their fields working with brands including Yorkshire Tea, Ford, Siemens and Jet2Holidays.

Parkinson has joined as a designer specialising in motion graphics, animation, video and photography. He has been a designer for over 10 years and joined the Ponderosa team because of the exciting client base and growth.

His career highlights include working with Ford and Nissan across TV, social and digital and even working with Ford during their victorious return to Le Mans in 2016.

Woodward has joined the team as a digital project manager. She said: “I manage the flow of work through our Digital resource and also manage projects and campaigns day-to-day.

“It’s my job to ensure all phases of the brief, from planning to concepts through to build and deployment, go smoothly and remain on track.

“I have been working in the industry for four years having previously worked for Intermarketing Agency, (now known as IMA) and also in the Global Shared Services Innovations Team at Asda Head Office.

“I was on the search for an agency that focused on data driven results, and Ponderosa had that in buckets.”

Wright, as a hybrid digital project manager / account manager – will be handling the flow of work coming through the digital side of the agency, liaising with clients and managing digitally led projects end to end.

He is a highly experienced project manager, building his skills over the last 12 years in digital agencies including Engage Interactive.

Richard Midgley, managing director and Founder at Ponderosa, added: “It’s great to see the new guys hit the ground running especially as their induction has been slightly different to normal.

“They bring with them great experience and also, as importantly, passion and enthusiasm.

“We are still looking to expand the team further as, on the back of our recent merger and acquisition we have ambitious plans for this our tenth year and the future.”