A public relations firm has continued to grow by adding more staff to its team.

Cockermouth digital marketing agency, One Little Bird, has appointed graphic designer, Nicky Proniewicz, marketing administrative assistant, Emma McCarthy and, senior PR executive, Eleanor Thursby.

Headed up by Cumbrian public relations specialist Nici Hewitson the award-winning agency is seeing a period of expansion with several new clients.

Last year the firm was also named Best SME Business in the in-Cumbria Business Awards.

Nicky Proniewicz said: “I’m thrilled to be joining One Little Bird. The team is so creative and to be able to assist in a new offering is brilliant, especially with such a great client profile. It’s always rewarding to work with local businesses I’ve grown up around.”

Emma McCarthy, who has joined the team after relocating from Australia, has a background in PR and HR across industries such as lifestyle, retail and real-estate, including global brands such as Porsche and Electrolux.

She said: “This is such an exciting time to be joining the One Little Bird Team. I thrive on helping a business grow through recruitment, community sponsorships and positive client interaction and this position encompasses all these elements – I'm really looking forward to this next challenge in my career. Relocating from Australia, I have quickly fallen in love with the Cumbrian way of life so I can’t wait to explore all the Lake District has to offer.”

Eleanor Thursby joins the team as a Senior PR executive from London-based, lifestyle PR agency, Sauce Communications.

As well as experience of working with some of the UK’s leading restaurants and chefs, Eleanor worked at top business advisory firm, Brunswick Group both in London and the Middle East. This included work across a variety of sectors including banking, private equity, energy, healthcare and luxury, focusing on corporate communications.

Eleanor said: “Having strong family links to Cumbria, I am so delighted to make the move up to this gorgeous part of the world. One Little Bird has such a brilliant reputation and clients to match – I hope that my prior experiences in both consumer and corporate PR will offer clients some new perspectives and ideas.”

Director Nici Hewsiton said: “All three of our recent appointments will add some new dimensions to the team. Each have vast experience, bringing enthusiasm and knowledge in their fields. It is an exciting time for us here at One Little Bird - having just celebrated our fifth birthday and having won the in-Cumbria Award for Best SME Business, we keep going from strength to strength.”