Jonathan Sheppard joined last week as consulting adviser after working at VMA in charge of public affairs recruitment.
Director Ben Atfield said Sheppard’s arrival would extend the recruiter’s capacity to ‘advise in-house clients on how to ensure their teams keep abreast of future political developments’.
The editor of the Conservative Home website Tim Montgomerie compared Sheppard to Frost because of his 'gentle interviewing style' on the Tory Radio podcast. Sheppard has been public affairs manager at Royal Mail and Alliance Boots and also ran for Parliament in the 2005 general election.
He will continue to run his own comms consultancy, Crossbench Consulting.