Ex-Bell Pottinger pair among the new hires at Pagefield
The PR and public affairs firm announced 10 new appointments, including Philip Pank.
Pagefield has recruited two agency lobbyists and a clutch of corporate PR operators as part of a fresh push for growth.
Former Bell Pottinger lobbyist Nancy Martin joins Pagefield as a consultant after two years at the now-defunct firm. Prior to joining Bell Pottinger she worked for the Conservative MPs Stephen Crabb and Matt Hancock.
The agency has also hired Benjamin Stetson from FleishmanHillard Fishburn’s public affairs team as a senior executive.
But the biggest new hire is on the corporate side, with former Bell Pottinger partner and Times journalist joining Pagefield as a partner. Pank was transport correspondent for The Times until he entered the PR industry in 2014.
The ten hires come after PAN reported that Pagefield had recently brought in Boris Johnson’s former special adviser Liam Parker.
Over the summer, Pagefield also bolstered its senior leadership team by promoting Lucy Holbrook and Geoff Duggan to partners.
Pagefield chief executive Oliver Foster said: "It is an incredibly exciting time for our agency, and our expansion reflects the phenomenal growth we have seen as a business over the past year."
He also claimed: "We continue to attract the best talent at all levels, and, as the Pagefield family now offers to our clients more than 60 consultants and 20 senior advisers, we are able to deliver the highest levels of service to any client of any size, from any sector – combining global agency depth and breadth with the client service focus that has been our number one priority since we set up as an independent agency in 2010."