’Calling’ leaves public affairs gap at Scope

Scope Ketchum is to lose its principal public affairs consultant, Alison Inglis-Jones, prompting an internal review of the agency’s public affairs capability.

Scope Ketchum is to lose its principal public affairs consultant,

Alison Inglis-Jones, prompting an internal review of the agency’s public

affairs capability.



Inglis-Jones’ departure could affect the agency’s relationship with

Toyota, a client that she was particularly close to.



Scope’s deputy chief executive Richard Aldwinckle said: ’Toyota has

continuing public affairs needs in the UK which we will obviously be

addressing with them.’



Scope worked for Toyota Motor Europe in a corporate and public affairs

capacity since 1991, well before the agency’s merger with US PR firm

Ketchum in December 1996. Asda also uses the public affairs department

on a project basis for local government work.



Inglis-Jones has been at Scope Ketchum since early last year, following

a six-and-a-half year stint in the public affairs division at

Shandwick.



’I am talking to a number of people but have no definite plans at the

moment,’ Inglis-Jones said.



She explained that she felt she had something of a ’calling’ to go and

work in the voluntary sector. ’I just feel that this is the way that God

has called me,’ she said. ’I want to be speaking up for people who don’t

have a voice.’



’Alison wants to combine her public affairs skills with her personal

interest in helping people in the voluntary sector,’ said

Aldwinckle.



’She’s is leaving in the summer to pursue that and we wish her well.’



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