Quentin Browell, deputy managing director of Ludgate Laud, the political
consultancy arm of Ludgate, is to join Burson-Marsteller Government and
Public Affairs as a director.
Commenting on the hiring, B-M divisional managing director Jeremy
Galbraith said: ‘Over the past 18 months we have significantly developed
our government relations capability. Quentin will be the tenth new
Browell’s appointment is to ‘ensure that our growth continues in the UK
marketplace and to take on much of the management of the London team’,
Galbraith and Browell previously worked together when they both acted as
advisers to Retailers for Shops Act Reform on its Sunday trading
campaign. ‘When I was looking for a number two in London Browell was the
obvious choice,’ said Galbraith.
Galbraith predicted that his division will see a turnover of pounds 1.5m
this year, although the potential of Browell bringing new clients to B-M
was ‘not something we’ve discussed’, he said.
Browell has a degree in politics and spent nine years in the army before
entering government relations. He was at Rowland Sallingbury Casey for
six years, becoming an associate director before leaving in 1995 to join
Ludgate Laud as deputy managing director.
Browell was unavailable for comment as PR Week went to press.