As reported on PRWeek.com before Christmas, Smeeth – who has previously worked for Good Relations and Fleishman-Hillard UK–is to run the agency’s leisure division as well as develop its healthcare practice.
Smeeth left F-H’s UK health arm after six months in 2005 (PRWeek, 14 Oct 2005). Last May he launched iCommunicate Consulting, working for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust.
Smeeth said some undisclosed iCommunicate clients would now be migrating to Quintus, where he started work last week.
Prior to F-H, Smeeth was MD of Good Relations Healthcare. Before that he was Brent Primary Care NHS Trust comms director.
Smeeth takes Quintus to 18 staff. Last October it hired Charlie Napier from PPS to an associate director role(PRWeek, 20 Oct 2006).