Narrative Integrated Communications has teamed up with professional services recruitment consultancy GEM Partnership in Newcastle ahead of hiring up to eight senior staff.

The agency underwent a management buyout led by managing director Kieron Goldsborough in 2014 and last month rebranded from its previous name of Press Ahead.

"Following a great 12 months, which has seen us pick up several new clients, we now need to attract top quality talent and the partnership with GEM will allow us to achieve this," said Goldsborough.

"With its excellent market knowledge and strategic ability, GEM is perfectly placed to help us appoint several senior people who can take the company to the next level."

Pictured (L-R): Esme Flounders, marketing & communications director, Narrative; Anthony Antoniou, head of commercial division, GEM Partnership; Lee Rankin, managing director, GEM Partnership; Kieron Goldsborough, managing director, Narrative