Former Trinity Mirror executive moves into the hotseat at JBP
Steve Anderson-Dixon takes over from Jennifer Bryant Pearson at independent lobbying agency.
Public affairs firm JBP has brought in a former boss at publisher Trinity Mirror as its new chief executive.
Steve Anderson-Dixon takes over from founder Jennifer Bryant Pearson, who moves to a new role focusing on “client development”.
Anderson-Dixon is a former chief operating officer for Trinity titles in the North-West and Wales who joined the board of JBP in 2012. He has already started in the new job.
Commenting on the appointment, Bryant Pearson said: “We have set some very ambitious growth targets and Steve’s appointment, together with my new role, will allow us to focus both on new business projects as well as developing ever stronger relationships with our existing clients and networks. He will have a key role to play in developing our ambitious business strategy’’.
JBP was set up by Bryant Pearson in 1984 and has offices in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and Warwick. It lists 16 public affairs staff in the latest PRCA register and 13 public affairs clients including the UK Vaping Industry Association and the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Engineering.
Bryant Pearson hit the headlines last year when it emerged that she had been given a parliamentary pass by Conservative MP Laurence Robertson. The Tory MP had previously received £10,000 from a company run by Bryant Pearson in payment for “consultancy work”.