A HAMPSHIRE media company is expanding its team.

Briscoe French Communications, a public relations agency, has appointed two new account managers.

Claire Hall and Emma Judd have joined the team at the firm’s headquarters in Sarisbury Green.

Claire started out as a reporter then moved to work in corporate communications for Southampton County Council and then on to public relations for an international medical firm.

Emma Judd is a former business editor with a journalism career of more than a decade in regional papers.

Briscoe French Communications, based at Universal Marina, opened a second office in Andover this year.

In 2012 the company picked up the Chartered Institute of Public Relations award for most outstanding small PR consultancy in the Wessex region, which covers Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.