Remarkable reels in former Bell Pottinger partner Summers
Conservative councillor is said to have 'in-depth knowledge of London’s property development scene'.
Public affairs and property communications agency Remarkable Group has swooped for former Bell Pottinger partner Steve Summers.
The Tory-supporting lobbyist joins the firm as director after approaching five years with Bell Pottinger which collapsed two months ago.
He moved to Bell Pottinger in 2010 as an account director, working in its local government and planning unit. He is also a long-serving Conservative councillor in Westminster who recently held the ceremonial role of Lord Mayor of Westminster.
He is the latest former Bell Pottinger consultant to find new employment in the public affairs industry after a number of recent hires at Pagefield.
This senior appointment comes as Remarkable Group expands its property business. Following the recent acquisition of London-based communications agency HardHat, Remarkable now claims to be “the UK’s largest integrated communications agency for the built environment”.
Stephen Pomeroy, CEO of Remarkable Group, said: “Steve joins our team, at what is a hugely exciting time for the growth and development of the entire business. Our acquisition of HardHat positions us as the leader in built environment consultation and communications, and having someone of Steve’s expertise driving operations will help us continue to deliver outstanding results across our existing client portfolio, as well as grow the size of the business.
“Steve has a wealth of experience within Remarkable Group’s key sectors and an in-depth knowledge of London’s property development scene. His pragmatic approach and trusted reputation will undoubtedly make him an invaluable asset to the business.”
In a statement, Summers commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Remarkable – particularly at such a pivotal time for the growth of the business. The Group is delivering groundbreaking work across the built environment, both in the Capital and beyond, something I am greatly looking forward to being a part of.”