'Lee joined NP, or Northern Profile as we were then, in 1996 as an account executive in Newcastle. He had researched our company and knew which clients he wanted to work on.
We also felt he had a good background in corporate PR.
'He spent three years at NP, rising to become an account manager, before moving to Golley Slater. NP was actually acquired by Golley Slater last year and the introduction indirectly came through Lee - so we have a lot to thank him for.
'When Lee won a colour TV for the second year in succession at our annual party he donated it to our Newcastle office, so "there would always be a bit of Lee at NP". We still have it - and we still have fond memories of Lee.'
Lee Murgatroyd is now associate director at Cohn & Wolfe.