Advertising, Marketing & PR

Published: February 1, 2022 | Updated: February 2, 2022

Sheridan climbs through the ranks to become one of the driving forces behind creative team

Sheridan Hurst, Deputy Creative Director, CHS.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

An integrated advertising agency which has experienced more growth in the last 12 months than at any other time in its near 50-year existence has promoted one of its team to a senior role.

Sheridan Hurst has become the first Deputy Creative Director at Christchurch-based CHS.

She began her career at the agency as a Junior Creative ten years ago.

After climbing through the ranks, Sheridan now becomes one of the driving forces behind CHS’ creative team.

In her previous role as Senior Creative, she was responsible for developing and bringing to life creative solutions for some of the UK’s biggest brands.

They include HSBC UK, Purplebricks, Petplan, LV= and Mitchells & Butlers.

Sheridan said: “I’m very proud to be appointed to this role.

“It comes at such an exciting time for the agency in general.

“Over the last 12 months alone, we’ve experienced more growth than at any other time in our 50 years of operation.

“As Deputy Creative Director, I’m looking forward to playing my part to ensure this continues for the year ahead.

“Our goal is to become the number one agency outside of London.

“We can achieve this by continuing to build our incredible team and client roster.

“I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

CHS now has 63 staff with 33 female (52.38%) to 30 male (47.62%).

Chris Southgate, Managing Director, pictured left, said: With her experience, ambition and hunger to deliver outstanding campaigns – we knew Sheridan would be the perfect fit for this role.

“The gold standard to which she holds creative work will help ensure CHS continues to go ‘Beyond Expectation’ for its clients.

“I have no doubt she’ll make a huge impact in 2022.

“We’re immensely impressed by the talented minds that are rising through the industry and feel humbled to have many of them come through our doors.

“Yet diversity and inclusion is hugely important for us as an agency and we pride ourselves on leading by example.

“So in a world where women in senior creative positions can be all too uncommon, we’re particularly proud to go against the grain seen in a lot of other agency sets.

“We believe Sheridan’s appointment is not only a huge step in the right direction for us as an agency, but showcases our fierce belief that it’s our people that make CHS such a success.”

Services offered by CHS include strategic planning, branding, catalogue production and integrated campaign solutions combining videography, photography, direct marketing, web design, social and advertising.