Specialist agri-food PR and marketing agency Pinstone has appointed two members of staff to meet the needs of the growing business. Rosie Hopkins returns to the company as an account director after heading a digital rural business for two years, while Ali Parker joins the agency as an account executive after completing the NFU’s graduate programme.

Rosie Hopkins

Ms Hopkins first joined Pinstone as a graduate in 2014, leaving in 2017 to support start-up The Business Barn. Discussing her new role, she says: “I’m heading up client accounts that range from livestock nutrition and animal health through to renewable energy. While times are uncertain for the agricultural sector, Pinstone has embraced change, by using the team’s expertise to venture into new sectors. I’m already enjoying getting stuck in,”

Ali Parker

Ms Parker adds: “My role at Pinstone is very varied and I’m enjoying the challenge of working with an array of different clients. These include animal health, organic dairy and the food industry to name a few. I get involved with a variety of strategic client outputs, including writing editorial and social media content, to videography and event management.”

Catherine Linch, managing director at Pinstone, says she is delighted to have two talented new individuals on board as the company goes from strength to strength. “I’m especially proud to offer opportunities to passionate individuals in rural Herefordshire, where it can be challenging to secure a meaningful career,” she comments.