MediaCityUK facilities firm Dock10 has appointed Darren Deans to the position of head of marketing.

Deans previously held the role of marketing manager at Babcock Media Services. Prior to that, he was head of marketing and communications at Arqiva.

Dock10 chief executive Mark Senior said: “Darren brings to Dock10 a wealth of experience in international marketing communications and a reputation for innovative thinking.

“This is an important appointment as it comes at a crucial stage of Dock10’s expansion. We are all looking forward to welcoming Darren as an integral member of our senior team.”

The recent acquisitions of 422 and Edit19 increased the size of the company’s post-production division and opened up the agency and commercial markets to the previously broadcast-focused Dock10.

Dock10’s studios host productions such as The Voice for ITV and A Question of Sport for the BBC.

Deans added: “I am proud to be joining Dock10 at such an important time in the development of its studios, post production and managed services businesses.

“I am looking forward to working in such a talented team and to supporting the continued success of the company.”