Industry journeyman Cumpsty signs up with Social Communications
The experienced Tory lobbyist is on the move again.
Public affairs industry veteran Andrew Cumpsty has joined recently-established PR and public affairs firm Social Communications in the role of senior counsel.
Social Communications was set up in 2013 by former housing association public affairs chief John Quinton-Barber. It now has 26 consultants and offices in Manchester, Leeds and London.
Cumpsty is a former Tory leader of Reading Council and head of public affairs at McDonald's. A well-known public affairs industry journeyman, in the last decade he moved around the agency world with stints at PPS Group, Fleishman Hillard, Burson Marsteller, Keene Communications and JBP before setting up his own shop, Cumpsty Communications.
Since 1997, he has also been chairman of The Enterprise Forum, set up to facilitate dialogue between the Conservative Party and the business community.
In a statement, Cumpsty said: "Social Communications has the perfect communications mix for the new reality of the UK economy and a strong team nationwide. In joining the team, I look forward to helping existing clients, supporting the Social Communications team in their development and assisting in their continued growth and success."