Stephen Horn, former communications director at the Confederation
of British Industry (CBI), has set up a PR consultancy, HBL Media,
targeted at digital television and the internet.
His co-founders are Channel 4 economics correspondent Steve Levinson,
Geoff Beattie, previously a senior producer at GMTV, and former
marketing services manager for Rhone-Poulenc, Liz Cysarz.
The new agency will provide media training for its clients which include
the CBI, the British Chambers of Commerce and the Building Societies
Association, the trade body for building societies.
Horn left the CBI last September to join broadcast consultancy Bulletin
International, where he worked until February.