DIARY: Roscoe departs H&K for Greenwood Tighe

Adam Roscoe, managing director of Hill and Knowlton in Manchester, has quit to join regional network Greenwood Tighe PR.

Adam Roscoe, managing director of Hill and Knowlton in Manchester, has

quit to join regional network Greenwood Tighe PR.



Roscoe, 37, who will report to Greenwood Tighe’s chief executive, Iain

Ferguson, will head up the agency’s three offices, based in Edinburgh,

Leeds and Lymm.



He succeeds Brian Beech, who left Greenwood Tighe in May, after seven

years, to join fellow north west agency Communique PR as joint managing

director.



Roscoe joined Hill and Knowlton’s Manchester office in 1990 as general

manager, becoming managing director four years later. He entered PR in

1986, after eight years in television and newspaper journalism, with

Shandwick’s north west consultancy, then known as Fowlers.



He said he was attracted to Greenwood Tighe by the strength, and

‘critical mass’ of its team. Hill and Knowlton’s Manchester office has

seven staff, while Greenwood Tighe has a total of around 30.



Roscoe, who joins Greenwood Tighe later this month, added that he had no

immediate plans to make changes at his new firm. ‘I think the old adage:

‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ makes a lot of sense. The business has

been run extremely well in Brian’s absence with staff doing a good job

of keeping clients happy.’



Coinciding with Roscoe’s appointment, Greenwood Tighe has promoted board

director Sue Souter, who has been acting managing director since Beech’s

departure, to the role of deputy managing director and Jenny Morgan, who

heads up day to day operations for the agency in the north, to the

position of associate director.



Greenwood Tighe was 18th in this year’s regional consultancy league

table with fee income of more than pounds 1 million, up 14 per cent on

last year.



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