Universally Speaking grows a pair

Recently-rebranded localisation and QA company adds new marketing and project managers
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Universally Speaking welcomes two new recruits into its ranks this month, as it hires a new marketing manager and localisation project manager.

Connie Armstrong joins the firm in the marketing position after a string of jobs in the record industry, including EMI, BMG and Polygram. Her role will be to oversee the company's marketing activities and 'help establish the new identity for Universally Speaking' after its recent rebrand from Partnertrans UK.

Meanwhile, Jean-Baptiste Bagot jumps aboard the US ship and dons the localisation project manager's hat after several years as language QA co-ordinator at Sega Europe.

"I’m delighted that Connie has joined my team," said Universally Speaking managing director Vickie Peggs. "Connie’s experience in the entertainment industry, handling corporate communications for major blue chips and overseeing target driven campaigns will firmly allow Universally Speaking to pursue its aggressive growth plans."

"Jean-Baptiste, meanwhile, brings an enormous amount of experience to our already established team. He has settled in quickly and has already become a highly valued member of my localisation team. I’m very pleased he has agreed to come on board."

The firm is also celebrating its nomination at the ME Awards 2008 in the Best Games Service Provider category. The awards take place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on Thursday 25th September.



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