Pagefield unveils advisory service and new hires

Pagefield has bolstered its PR team with the appointment of MHP director Will Spratt, who will also support the agency's Pagefield Diplomat offering.

MHP director Will Spratt: Has joined Pagefield as a partner
MHP director Will Spratt: Has joined Pagefield as a partner

Spratt, who joined MHP from Cohn & Wolfe this time last year, has been made a partner at the agency and reunited with his former colleague and existing Pagefield partner Kate Levine in the PR team.

His appointment coincides with the recruitment of three new consultants: Geoff Duggan from Porter Novelli; Samantha Vogts from Baldwin Boyle Group and Benjamin Thiele-Long, a former criminal barrister. Rory Cronin, meanwhile, has been promoted from executive to consultant.

Pagefield founder and senior partner Mark Gallagher said: "The first quarter of 2014 has seen rapid growth for Pagefield. I am delighted we’re able to attract really high-calibre people to strengthen the backbone of a great agency."

The agency has also announced a new service, Pagefield Advisory, which offers discreet counsel, training and support in the political and media arenas.

Pagefield chairman Sir Christopher Meyer said: "Pagefield Advisory is an offer we have been developing for some time and I’m delighted that we have an extraordinarily strong team of senior advisers with outstanding contacts and experience. I really don’t think you’ll find senior counsel of this stature elsewhere."

Other people moves include the promotion of Tom Bage, who joined the agency as a consultant in 2012, to associate partner, and graduate interns Sam Oakley, Fred Azis-Laranjo and Nathan Jones to executive level.

The agency now has more than 30 full-time staff, supported by 20 specialist partners and senior advisory board directors.

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