E&A recruits Tory blogger

Recruitment specialist Ellwood and Atfield has signed up the 'David Frost of the Tory blogosphere'.

Jonathan Sheppard joined last week as consulting adviser after working at VMA in charge of public affairs recruitment.

Director Ben Atfield said Sheppard's arrival would extend the recruiter's capacity to 'advise in-house clients on how to ensure their teams keep abreast of future political developments'.

Compared to Frost by Tim Montgomerie, editor of the Conservative Home website, Sheppard was public affairs manager at Royal Mail and Alliance Boots. He founded and runs the Tory Radio podcast and ran for Parliament in the 2005 general election.

He will continue to run his own comms consultancy, Crossbench Consulting.

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