Warbox eyes expansion with commercial director appointment

25 March 2021

Creative agency, Warbox, has appointed Phil Kelsey as commercial director to spearhead its growth ambitions in 2021 and beyond.

Phil, who has previously managed and exited his own successful web agency, will be overseeing the commercial development of Warbox and its sister digital PR agency Tank.

He joins the Nottingham-based agencies following a period of senior management positions in the motor industry, helping businesses innovate through technology, and will lead on the launch of Warbox’s web development offering.

The agency was launched in 2019 and is headed up by brand consultant Mark Fensom and Trevor Palmer, founder of PR Week-ranked digital PR agency Tank.

Commenting on his appointment, Phil said:

“The vision, and market proposition, that Warbox has is exciting and very strong. I’m thrilled to be a part of it and help structure a development team to support the growing demand for web services. The abilities within the creative team are second to none and, with the skillsets I want to bring in for the web side, we will be unrivalled in the local area.

“SMEs are facing a number of changes and threats in the marketplace, and they need to be agile and innovative with their technologies to thrive. We’ve already got two roles advertised to expand our web services team to help clients achieve just that.”

Tank and Warbox provide PR and digital, and creative services respectively to a variety of high-profile brands across the UK, EMEA, North America and APAC.

Warbox’s client include business technology specialist The Access Group, global software solutions provider ECI Software Solutions, and emergency services discount scheme Blue Light Card.

Trevor Palmer, director and founder of Tank and Warbox, commented on Phil’s appointment: “This is something of a coup for our two agencies, as Phil is a well-respected and sought-after talent in our space. After the initial lull that most experienced, Warbox has actually achieved strong growth in the past 12 months, and we feel that now is the right time to execute the next phase of our investment plans.”

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