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Yell appoints new Chief Executive

Yell today announces Claire Miles as its new Chief Executive Officer. Claire will be joining Yell from Hive where she is currently Managing Director.

Claire brings with her significant experience in service, the application of technology and business transformation from her previous roles including at HFC Bank, Santander and as Non-Executive Director at Northgate PLC.

David Sharman, Chief Executive of hibu said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Claire to Yell. Her wealth of transformation experience, proven leadership and financial knowledge make her ideally suited to take the business to the next level of performance connecting small and medium sized businesses with consumers in a digital age.”

Claire Miles commented: ‘I am thrilled to be joining Yell at such an important time in its journey. I have a strong affection for the history of the business and am impressed by how it’s been successfully reinvented in digital. Much of my time over recent years has been harnessing technology to the benefit of consumers and am very much looking forward to leading the next stage of Yell’s development.’

Claire will start her new role in October 2019.

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About Yell

Yell is No.1 for managed digital marketing services for all types of local businesses in the UK*. Their goal is simple; to connect consumers and businesses online. Yell.com now provides advanced tools to support consumers in their search for suppliers, including ratings and reviews, mobile apps and social media sharing. Yell is one of the largest resellers of Google Ads in the UK and provides a range of fully managed digital marketing services for businesses including Pay Per Click, Websites, Display adverts, Social media and directory listings. Over 130,000 businesses currently advertise with Yell, and Yell.com is used by millions of consumers every month.