The Point.1888 expands leadership team

Two newly created positions sees Hannah Stevens and Martin McLaughlin promoted to senior retail and business development roles

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 08.01.2020 | Entertainment

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The Point.1888 has created a brace of new leadership roles, upping Hannah Stevens to Head of Retail and Martin McLaughlin to Head of Business Development.

Having spent two years at the agency, and winning internal awards for excellence, Hannah (pictured top) was the natural first choice for the new Head of Retail role and will continue to work closely with Commercial Director Bethan Garton to expand the agency’s retail-first business model. The company has 68 active accounts on the books.

“Hannah has had the most amazing year and without a doubt has made the biggest impact to The Point.1888 throughout 2019,” says Bethan. “Her tireless energy, incredible capacity and impact on our culture and purpose have made this promotion to Head of Retail a must as our business steps into its next phase.

“With our team growing and restructuring once again, we are all ready for what the future holds and with Hannah and I leading this department, we know that the possibilities are endless and we are so excited to share it all with her.”

Taking the agency’s role of Head of Business Development is Martin McLaughlin (pictured above), who joined The Point.1888 last June. He has spent the last seven months growing The Point.1888’s book of FMCG and Publishing clients, as well as supporting The Point.1888’s Marketing & Creative division.

In his new role, he’ll be focusing on brand recruitment, international expansion and special projects as well as managing the publishing category. He will also head up the rapidly growing consultancy division which has big plans for the year ahead.

The Point.1888 Director and Founder Will Stewart says: "It's a huge honour and privilege for me to be leading such a talented team of professionals. 2020 is going to be even more exciting for us with these additions to my senior team and just what they are bringing to the business on a daily basis. The changes they are making to both our existing clients and the many new brands we are working with as we enter what will be the biggest year yet for The Point.1888.”

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