Top 20 UK agency Harrison Cowley has restructured its board,
appointing specific directors to head its consumer and business
To lead the consumer team, associate director Alan Twigg has been
promoted to the board and heads a team of 60 across the agency’s ten
regional offices in the UK and Ireland. Consumer clients include Marks
and Spencer and The National Lottery. Meanwhile, existing director Paul
Kelly’s position has changed from responsiblity for managing three
regional offices, to heading the business-to-business and corporate
portfolios. Business clients include Barclays bank and Elf Oil UK.
The restructure means that the three offices previously under Kelly’s
control now have their own locally-based heads: Amanda Powell Smith for
London, Don Whiting for Bristol and Paula Quigley for Southampton. Also,
Lauretta Tobin has become head of the Birmingham office.
All office heads are associate directors and report to chief executive
’Under the previous structure, the senior management was managing
internal communications but now they will be managing our clients’
communications needs directly,’ said Heal. Twigg is the first person to
join the Harrison Cowley board since its management buyout from Saatchi
and Saatchi in 1994.
In PR Week’s Top 150 consultancies last year, Harrison Cowley was listed
at number 20 with total fees of pounds 4,849,441. Twigg estimates an
increase in fee income of 22 per cent over the past year.
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