Darlington-based accountancy Clive Owen has appointed VICKI COLLING as marketing executive.

She will be responsible for marketing the practice's range of accountancy and business services to owner-managed businesses across the region.

She will assist Alison Nicholson, marketing manager in new business development for the firm's three offices in Darlington, Durham and York.

Her role will include direct mail campaigns, telemarketing, organising client events and monitoring the firm's networking activity with other professionals.

She has worked in marketing at Richmondshire District Council and in York and Middlesbrough, after graduating with a degree in art with history at the Unversity College of Ripon and York St John.

She also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Art at the University of Leeds in 2003.