Sumo Digital has appointed Kirstin Whittle as its new partnership director.

The Sheffield video games developer bought three studios last year – Sumo North West (Warrington), Sumo Leamington (Leamington Spa) and Red Kite Games (Leeds).

It grew six-month revenue to £20.8m in the first half of 2019, with pre-tax profit of £1.3m.

Whittle joins from Keywords Studios and has also worked at Mindscape, Renegade, Telstar and Sony PlayStation.

“I am delighted to welcome Kirstin in her new role as Sumo partnership director,” said Dean Trotman, Sumo’s digital commercial director.

“As Sumo continues to expand its development capabilities and capabilities, the first-class support of the studio and partners is of paramount importance.

“Kirstin will identify and coordinate the business needs of Sumo Studios and valuable partners.”

Whittle added: “I followed Sumo Digital and admired them for many years, so being part of such a talented and progressive group of studios is awesome.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with a brilliant team of leaders to help shape and support strategic plans.”