Premier Farnell hires Garthwaite

Global electronic and industrial tools marketer and distributor Premier Farnell has appointed James Garthwaite as group director of communications, replacing Nick Ross who retires on 5 April.

Garthwaite’s responsibilities include external comms and investor relations for the firm, which is listed on the London and New York stock exchanges. He will also look after internal comms for the group, which operates businesses in 21 countries and has 5,000 employees.

He will head a team of four and work with rostered agencies Financial Dynamics and Portfolio Communications.

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