Manchester-based property public relations firm SKV Communications has promoted Justin Strong to director and appointed Anna Goulding as senior account manager.
Strong joined SKV in January 2007 from Weber Shandwick in Manchester and has been an associate director of the agency for the past 18 months.
Goulding joined the firm as senior account manager after operating her own PR agency in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for two years.
Departing SKV is associate director Richard Bond, who has taken a year out travelling.
Clients of SKV include architects BDP, Ask Developments, Lancashire County Cricket Club, and Colliers International.
Andrew Spinoza, managing director of SKV Communications, said: "Justin Strong is a heavyweight figure in corporate PR regionally and nationally and his promotion is just reward for being a top operator and a highly-valued team player.
"We also welcome Anna and her excellent all-round PR skills her to the SKV team, which is strongly positioned for future growth."