Garden's promotion comes after four years with the agency, in which time he played a part in the development and growth of the company's now industry-leading PR offering. He will also form part of the Levergy exco.
Makola will step into the lead PR role and comes with a wealth of experience having spent close on a decade in the Public Relations agency world, according to the agency.
Levergy founding partner and director Struan Campbell says, "Having the right personalities and diversity of talent is key in creating a great company culture. We take immense pride in the culture we've created at Levergy and I believe this is certainly reflected in the work we produce."
"It is always rewarding to see people grow and develop within the agency, our success in this space is a testament to the effort we put into creating the right environment for our staff to thrive. I'd like to congratulate Garden on his step up within our business, he has been an important part of Levergy's growth in recent years and has certainly become one of the brightest talents in our industry," adds Campbell.
"Garden's elevation into this role only adds to an exceptional leadership team with a great ambition to see Levergy reach even greater heights. I'd also like to welcome Makola to the Levergy family; her wealth of traditional PR based experience will be essential in driving our PR team to evolve the offering further," Campbell says.
"I'm truly excited to lead a refreshed communications offering within the business. Levergy specialises in creating meaningful change for brands through consumers' passion points. After a period of accelerated change in our industry and world, the ability to solve unique problems for brands and translate these into long-term creative solutions complete with messaging designed to resonate with the correct audiences across different channels and touchpoints is key," says Garden.
"I'll be working with a very talented team, including Makola , across some iconic brands in order to do this and, as a result, I could not be more excited to tackle this new role," concludes Garden.
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