A GUISELEY PR agency has been appointed to boost the profile of an Irish marine engine and boat service specialist.

Guiseley-based Vanbar associates, which was set up in October last year, will give PR advice to Tony’s Marine Service, which is based in Coleraine in Northern Ireland. TMS offers a range of services and boats for sale and is the sole distributor in Ireland for US-manufactured Glastron sports boats and cruisers.

Vanbar is run by Vanessa White, previously Yorkshire head of region at the Big Lottery Fund, and Barry White, former senior press officer at Regional Development Agency Yorkshire Forward.

Barry said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Tony and TMS, particularly in the firm’s silver anniversary year.”

He added: “Vanbar associates is thrilled to be invited to play our part in helping TMS to fulfil its ambitions of further growth and achieving greater market share.”