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Birmingham-based communications agency, Rewired, has strengthened its board with the appointment of Harj Millington as director and significant shareholder.

Having originally qualified as a lawyer, Harj spent a decade at Gowlings in commercial law before running her own online retail business for seven years, focusing on strategy, business growth and marketing. She joined Rewired in 2017 as commercial director to support the company’s new business development, with a particular focus on retail and leisure, property and professional services.

Harj joins managing director, Ruth Pipkin, on the board.

Commenting on the appointment, Ruth said:

“Rewired is celebrating a decade in business, and its been a milestone year for the company on a number of fronts. We’ve moved into new offices, won a series of high profile clients from a variety of sectors, and now I’m particularly pleased to be welcoming Harj as my fellow board director and shareholder.

“From the outset, I have always had huge ambitions for Rewired. Having laid down some solid foundations, I have been actively seeking the right partner to support me in significantly growing the business and ensuring that we meet our full potential, and I’m delighted to have found that person in Harj.

“Harj’s drive and strategic focus, combined with her commitment to our long-term vision, have strengthened Rewired and the last two years have seen us secure a number of major new contracts in addition to expanding our team.  I’m looking forward to working together to continue driving forward our growth strategy.”

Harj added:

“It is a huge privilege to work alongside Ruth – Rewired is full of talented people and brilliant brands. Over the two years that I have worked with Rewired, I have seen the potential for us to grow our business and expand our offering. Our focus will be on driving forward our national activity in our core markets, to deliver opportunities for long-term growth and value creation.”

Based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, Rewired delivers PR, marketing and event management services for clients across the UK including Mondelez, Cadbury World, the Mailbox, Heal’s and Midland Expressway Limited, operators of the M6toll.