December 12, 2010 – U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has added Joanne Watkins and Lindsay Wienand to its external communications practice. Interim roles within the external communications practice will now be handled by Lucinda Moores who comes with strong recruitment experience developed over seven years with Hays. With a 20 year career in travel and leisure communications, Ms. Watkins was previoulsy a VP at Consumer Dynamics, part of Financial Dynamics. Ms. Wienand previoulsy served as a director at Templars PR. VMA Group in Manchester also added Rachel Powell its PR agency practice. Ms. Powell joins from McCann in Manchester where she was a senior account manager on the PR team. “We are very pleased to be able to plan for 2011 with real assurance. We are seeing a marked increase in business and a return in confidence from clients and candidates alike. We plan to be ready to take advantage of this new buoyancy,” said Claire Tuffin, managing director. “Our point of differentiation in the market has always been our commitment to bringing in people with a communications background and we are delighted to have so many high calibre people joining the firm.” With over 30 years in the search, VMA Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy for the public relations, corporate communications and investor relations professions.